From grotesque to the wonderful, these digital artists examine how the body and self are transformed, manipulated, reinvented and reshaped to create a new ‘self’, to reshape our human connection – for better or worse.
We have become engineers of our own humanity. Through intervention we are seeing the imbalance of ‘truth’ in the definition of what we are. Mary Shelley wrote in Frankenstein the body is a ‘workshop of filthy creation’ – never has this been truer in the digital age.
Through time, natural evolution has shaped the world we live and as a consequence the human species, but now human intervention is overriding natural laws of selection. The balance has tipped towards ‘engineered evolution’ by a single species, as technology intervention surpasses the rate of nature and rewrites the laws of evolution.
Highlight Tour – Join our exhibition tour guides for a short introduction to ‘The State of Us’, with a focus on one or two artworks. They take place at 1pm every day and are free of charge.
Venue: The Lowry Galleries
Free | Donations Welcome
Gallery Opening Times: Sun – Fri 11am – 5pm | Sat 10am – 5pm
Image credit: Amy Karle, Regenerative Reliquary
Artists & Artworks
The international exhibition includes artists from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Switzerland, UK and USA.