Group exhibition at The Lab, Dublin, imagining the consequences and the what ifs of our world.
Brian Duggan – Sofie Loscher – Lucy McKenna – Siobhan McGibbon – Maria McKinney – Emer O Boyle – Meadhbh O’Connor – Matt Parker – David Stalling
What will the world be like in the future and will there be a place for humanity in it? Art & Science help us to imagine answers to these questions. Both begin in the imagination, constantly questioning what we perceive to be true and looking at the world around us with new eyes all the time.
Future Proof brings together artists who work in scientific and technological contexts to contribute additional perspectives, re-frame debates, and create paths for new thinking to emerge. Their work is part of a shift occurring internationally in cutting edge educational and scientific organisations, that welcomes artists to work alongside experts in other fields. This way of working sees new questions being asked and new connections being made, between different fields of expertise. Why is this important? New knowledge comes from answering new questions and understanding deeply how things work is a pre-requisite to taking correct action.
There’s a word in Japanese, ‘inga’, which means cause and effect. The principle underlying ‘inga’ is that if there is a cause, there will certainly be an effect, and that if there is an effect, there will, without fail, also be a cause. The artists in this exhibition explore how by looking at our past and present behaviour we can take real steps towards making, imagining, shaping and safeguarding our future.
Curated by Sheena Barrett and Emer O Boyle.
For more information see the Dublin City Arts Office website.
Read a review of the exhibition in the Irish Times.