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HUMAN+ The Future of Our Species at CCCB (Barcelona, Spain)

October 7, 2015 - April 10, 2016

Cyborgs, superhumans and clones. Evolution or extinction? What does it mean to be a human today? What will it feel like to be a human a hundred years from now? Technological capabilities are increasing at a rapid pace—should we continue to embrace modifications to our minds, bodies and daily lives, or are there boundaries we shouldn’t overstep?

This exhibition explores potential future trajectories of our species by considering both historical and emerging technologies, as well as their cultural and ethical contexts. What does it mean to be human today? From Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) to human digital remains, our lives are mediated and defined by our tools and scientific discoveries. However, this exhibition is not a blind celebration of technology, but is intended to present a range of imagined and real possibilities, allowing visitors to make up their own mind about the preferred future of the human species.

Some of the artistic projects included in the exhibition are: Portraits of Aimée Mullins (Howard Schatz), Oblique. Images from Stelarc’s Extra Ear Surgery (Nina Sellars), Strategies for Copy Prevention (Center for PostNatural History), The Human Pollination Project (Laura Allcorn), Tardigotchi (S.W.A.M.P., Tiago Rorke), Foragers (Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby), Area V5 (Louis Philippe Demers), Human Version (Yves Gellie), Euthanasia Coaster (Julijonas Urbonas); Optimization of Parenthood (Addie Wagenknecht), Semi-Living Worry Dolls (Tissue Culture and Art Project- Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr), Transfigurations (Agatha Haines), AfterLife (Auger / Loizeau); Misbehaving Machines (Heidi Kumao), The Machine to Be Another (BeAnotherLab) and Cyborgism (Cyborg Foundation).

Details

Start:
October 7, 2015
End:
April 10, 2016
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Website:
http://www.cccb.org/en/exhibitions/file/human-/129032

Venue

Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB)
Montalegre, 5
Barcelona, 08001 Spain
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