Leah Heiss with 'Drift'. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery 2009.
    Jonathan Duckworth wearing his work ‘Embracelet‘. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery 2009.
    Jill Scott with 'The Electric Retina'. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery, 2009.

Exhibitions

Super Human: Revolution of the Species

5 Nov 2009 -
5 Dec 2009

RMIT Gallery
Melbourne
Victoria, Australia

Free

This interactive exhibition at RMIT Gallery turns the spotlight on collaborations between artists and scientists and the impact on what it means to be human – now and into the future.

Super Human: Revolution of the Species is an exhibition to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species.

Emerging artists and scientific practices have evolved new species of hybrid art forms. Super Human revisits the Cartesian body and its place in contemporary culture through its focus on Cognition and Neurology (Mind), Augmentation and Biological Manipulation (Body) and Nanoscale Interventions (Spirit, that which is not visible). Showcasing work in these fields by a new generation of Australasian artists, Super Human exposes our aspirations and fears about our bodies and their extraordinary functions.

View photos and interviews with the participating artists:

Top nanotechnologist Dr Amanda Barnard will speak at Super Human Artists’ Reception on Sunday 22 November, 6-8pm.

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