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Exhibition | PHOTO 2022: H+
Friday, April 29, 2022 to Sunday, May 22, 2022
We are pleased to be a part of the 2022 International Photo Festival taking place in Melbourne throughout May. This year’s artworks are again presented on the Swanston Street Lawns and are available to view at any time for free.
To what extent will humans modify their bodies with technology? And at what point do we stop being human?
The transhumanist movement aims to augment the human body through use of science and technology. It manifests everywhere, from everyday objects like pacemakers and smartphones to tech fantasies advocating immortality and the abandonment of the flesh in favour of the machine.
In H+, Swiss artist Matthieu Gafsou tracks the transhumanist movement across Europe. Far from being science fiction, H+ is about the present—from biohackers working in garages to scientists working in major labs—Gafsou explores the transformations that are already under way.
Following its critically acclaimed debut at Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2018, this Australian Exclusive takes the transhumanist movement to the streets of Melbourne, with nine images from the series towering over Swanston Street on the lawns of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Curated by Photo Australia
Supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia