My Monster celebrates the 200th anniversary year of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein and the enduring fascination with the human animal hybrid.
Given the current biotechnological breakthroughs in creating human animal hybrids, we may be standing on the cusp of change when it comes to our species. The time has come to ask what a hybrid future might look like for both humans and animals. Hybrids are the ultimate metaphor for the outsider. Their very existence is a political act, an affront. Like monsters of old, they are harbingers of a future we may not like, but are intent on creating through each twist and tweak of our species through biotechnology.
Artists including AES+F (Russia), Jane Alexander (South Africa), Peter Booth, Jazmina Cininas, Kate Clark (USA), Catherine Clover, Beth Croce, Julia deVille, Heri Dono (ID), Peter Ellis, Rona Green, Ai Hasegawa (Japan), Moira Finucane, Deborah Kelly, Bharti Kher (IND), Deborah Klein, Oleg Kulik (Ukraine / Russia), Sam Leach, Norman Lindsay, Sidney Nolan, Eko Nugroho (ID), Kira O'Reilly & Jennifer Willet (Ireland / Canada), Lisa Roet, Geoffrey Ricardo, Mithu Sen (IND), Maja Smrekar (Slovenia), Ronnie Van Hout (NZ) & (((20hz)))
Curator Evelyn Tsitas