Rewriting The Future: Sophia Al Maria, Sonya Dyer, Ursula Mayer, Victoria Sinexhibition • 27 Sep 2019 – 26 Jan 2020
Feminist artists and writers have long been presenting new angles on gender, power, ecology and community and this exhibition explores some of those narratives.
Preview: Thursday 26 September, 6– 8pm. With music from GRL.
Sophia Al Maria, Sonya Dyer, Ursula Mayer, Victoria Sin
In an age where wealth controls our systems of power and the world is ruled by patriarchal societies, feminist speculative perspectives can offer new insights, predictions and even possible alternatives.
Speculative and science fiction have always been spaces where futures are explored, questioned and proposed and, as with many disciplines, is an area where many creative and talented women, trans and queer perspectives have been overlooked. Feminist artists and writers have long been presenting new angles on gender, power, ecology and community and this exhibition explores some of those narratives.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a digital publication compiling new speculative fiction writing from some brilliant feminist minds. Curated by Angelica Sule.
With support from the Elephant Trust.
Image: ATOM SPIRIT 2017, Ursula Mayer. Three channel video, 16 mm on HD 20 min. Courtesy the artist.
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