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Click to enlargePREFIX IS 'POST'
Mar 21 - 25, 2017
Prefix is 'Post' is the interim show of 2nd year BA fine art students from the University for the Creative Arts
 
With an abundance of information and a multi-layered reality - by which we refer to as the world around us - our response is to create within our own terms, taking a reviewing, self-inquiring and self asserting position.
 
The show is a reflection of a diversity of practice, perspectives, political and cultural attitudes, with work ranging from painting, where painting becomes a sculptural medium, sculpture as image, the experience of the present under the form of performance, moving image, installation and photography.
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CURATORIAL OPEN 2017 : DRIVE-THRU
Oct 12 - Nov 5, 2017
The recipient of Lewisham Arthouse Curatorial Open opportunity, Drive-Thru, present an exhibition and also play host to a programme of performance, discussion and workshops.
Disturbed, Hacked, Reassembled explores how artists today are employing technology to stage, interrogate and celebrate the digital female body.
Disturbed, hacked, and reassembled, the body is being experienced in new ways digitally and virtually.
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RE-WIRING THE BODY : DISTURBED, HACKED, REASSEMBLED
Oct 19, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Discussion panel hosted by DRIVE-THRU as part of the Disturbed, Hacked, Reassembled programme at Lewisham Arthouse, London.
 
Disturbed, Hacked, Reassembled explores how artists today are employing technology to stage, interrogate and celebrate the digital female body. Disturbed, hacked, and reassembled, the body is being experienced in new ways digitally and virtually.
Central to feminist critiques of sex and gender, the body is the site of visual difference and it is through the body that difference is experienced and lived. The development of technology and the inception of the Internet have opened up online spaces and virtual worlds that are inhabited by interactive avatars, orbiting 3D body parts and user generated identities.
 
Titled Re-wiring the Body, the discussion will explore the digital body, its substance and borders and our attitudes towards it.
Speakers will trace artistic practices and theoretical approaches that explore the cyborg, the post human body, CGI imagery and digital skin. From biotechnology to sci-fi and pornography, speakers will uncover the 'flesh' of the human body and explore how it is erased, sexualised and appropriated when fused with the digital. Future bodies and our fascination with the post human will be explored via notions of remixing, reconstructing and reassembling.
 
Participants
Kate O'Riordan (Professor of Digital Culture | School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex)
Rosanna McNamara (Programming Assistant | Cultural Programming Team | King's College London)
Rebecca Saunders (Teaching Fellow | Digital Humanities | King's College London)
Booking www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/re-wiring-the-body-tickets-38074351410
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THE REPRESENTATIONAL & THE REAL: DISTURBED, HACKED, REASSEMBLED
Oct 26, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Discussion panel hosted by DRIVE-THRU as part of the ‘Disturbed, Hacked, Reassembled’ programme at Lewisham Arthouse, London.
Disturbed, Hacked, Reassembled explores how artists today are employing technology to stage, interrogate and celebrate the digital female body. Disturbed, hacked, and reassembled, the body is being experienced in new ways digitally and virtually.
Titled The Representational & The Real: Bodies in Digital Space, the discussion will open up questions such as, who is represented in technology and art? Who is practicing in these spaces? Who is building technology, creating digital imagery and for who? We’ll hear from a range of speakers who will discuss how we can harness technology to serve our needs, challenge social constructs and create new creative opportunities.
The discussion will be part performative with some bodies IRL and others in digital space. It will show us what digital spaces can facilitate, what we need to be aware of when practicing in these spaces and how the digital affects our understanding and ethics of what we do.
Participants
BetaBabes (Francesca Altamura & Tamar Clarke-Brown | Artist-Curatorial Collective)
Suzannah Pettigrew (Artist)
Helen Pritchard (Researcher & Head of Digital Arts | Goldsmiths University, London)
Doniya Soni (Policy Manager | Skills, Talent and Diversity, techUK)
Booking www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-representational-the-real-bodies-in-digital-space-tickets-38074389524
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THE URBAN CONDITION
Nov 9 - 15, 2017
Private view Mon Nov 13 6pm - 8pm
An international group of eleven visual urbanists will form an exhibition at Lewisham Arthouse which will be one of the feature exhibitions of UrbanPhotoFest 2017, an international urban photography festival exploring contemporary visual practices focusing on urban life. For the second year, Urban Photo Village will be a key feature of the broader programme of the Festival. Ten exhibitions - hosted by venues all located within walking distance of each other in Deptford - will be asked to reflect this year’s festival theme of Cartographies.
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