new exhibitions

The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3BF
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May 19 - Jul 18, 2021
Developed during residencies at the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center (USA) and at Portsmouth's art gallery Aspex, the multi-channel video responds to new therapeutic approaches centred on managing rather than curing cancer.
In Search of Chemozoa is a poetic response to world leading research studying cancer across species. Combining computer animation with film from inside laboratories and in natural environments, boredomresearch present ideas for an alternative cultural understanding of cancer. Informed by interviews with over 20 scientists, the film presents an original view of the relationship between the latest cancer research and developing theories about biomedical and ecological health.
boredomresearch is a collaboration between British artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith. Internationally renowned for exploring an understanding of the natural world through new media technologies, boredomresearch won the Moving Image Lumen Prize in 2016 and have recently been commissioned for the Human Cell Atlas global public engagement project, collaborating with scientists at the University of Oxford.
In Search of Chemozoa was commissioned and funded by the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center at the Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, developed in partnership with Aspex and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Jun 15, 2021
During this conversation event Fung and de la Puente will discuss some of these subjects and other topics raised in Fung’s text-based game The Sea Changes Into Words, commissioned by Aspex. The event will take place entirely within the Gathering Space; an open source, non-hierarchical digital space, designed by Fung to facilitate collaboration, learning and exchange.
To join the live event in the Gathering Space you will need to complete The Sea Changes Into Words online game, accessed through Aspex’s website from Thursday 20 May 2021. The first experience of playing the game usually takes at least 30 minutes. We recommend playing the game in advance of this event or starting to play the game at 6:30pm if you have not played it before. To take a shortcut tell the Receptionist you have been here before and you are here for the Gathering Space.
For this event you will not be seen or heard through a camera or microphone.
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