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ZACH BLAS : CONTRA-INTERNET
Sep 21 - Dec 10, 2017
Contra-Internet is the first institutional solo exhibition by London-based artist Zach Blas.
 
Built around a video installation, the exhibition confronts the transformation of the internet into an instrument for state oppression and accelerated capitalism. Inspired by theorist Paul B. Preciado’s 2002 Manifiesto Contrasexual, the exhibition unites feminist and queer perspectives with a hacker ethos, attempting to fracture the global dominance of 'the Internet' while speculating on alternative network infrastructures that activists are developing globally.
 
The exhibition is co-commissioned by Gasworks, London; Art in General, New York; and MU, Eindhoven. Supported by Creative Capital, Arts Council England and Gasworks Exhibitions Programme supporter Catherine Petitgas.
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LECTURE PERFORMANCE: METRIC MYSTICISM
Oct 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm talk/event
In this lecture performance, Zach Blas gazes into the crystal balls of Silicon Valley and charts the transmutation of big data into a magical substance that can predict – and police – the future.This event is part of Zach Blas's exhibition Contra-Internet.
FREE TO ATTEND, NO BOOKING REQUIRED

Click to enlargeTHE ONLY PATH TO TOMORROW
Nov 25, 2017 11:00am - 6:00pm talk/event
The Only Path to Tomorrow is a symposium convened by Zach Blas. Artists and scholars Ramon Amaro, Erika Balsom, Matthew Fuller, Elena Gorfinkel, Lawrence Lek, Ana Teixeira Pinto and Susanne Sachsse will discuss themes of the exhibition in relation to their own research, ranging from smart drug trends to contemporary manifestations of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of objectivism; from futures of artificial intelligence to transparent architecture in Silicon Valley; from modes of minoritarian techo-resistance to aesthetic strategies in queer cinema. Nootropics will be served.
FREE TO ATTEND, NO BOOKING REQUIRED. Find out more: www.gasworks.org.uk/events/symposium-the-only-path-to-tomorrow-2017-11-25/

GASWORKS OPEN STUDIOS
Dec 9, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm talk/event
Get to know Gasworks' international artists in residence at this free event offering audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that they have been developing over the past three months.
 
Artists: Katrina Beekhuis (New Zealand), Patricia Domínguez (Chile), Mahbub Jokhio (Pakistan), Andrés Pereira Paz (Bolivia)
 
Open Studios 12-6pm
Artist talks 4pm
Admission free, no booking required

RACHAL BRADLEY : INTERLOCUTOR
Jan 25 - Mar 25, 2018
Private view Wed Jan 24 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Commissioned by Gasworks through the Freelands Artist Programme. With additional support from Cockayne—Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation; and Exhibition Programme Supporter 2017-18, Catherine Petitgas.

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