LONDON.- Future Human plays with the possible, the probable and the implausible through a collection of interdisciplinary artworks, experiments and speculative designs.
The exhibition brings together the works of an interdisciplinary group of art and science students engaged in collaborative experimentation and research through the Broad Vision art/science programme at the University of Westminster. The resulting works - involving microbiology, decellularisation and programming, design, animation and photography show what exciting things happen when a group of curious and questioning minds come together to explore alien territories, work with unfamiliar materials, and develop new ways of thinking.
Integrating art and science, Future Human invites visitors to imagine a time where humans have evolved to survive a dark earth; where disabilities are seen as abilities; where energy is created by our activities rather than consumed; and where the city lies beyond recognition. The Broad Vision ethos encourages self-directed learning through the sharing of skills and asking What if
The exhibition, which runs until 28 June, will be accompanied by a series of free events designed to engage audiences in some of the laboratory/studio practices experienced on the Broad Vision project, and share the research and practice of the art and science students. Events include creative art/science workshops for children and an evening symposium exploring interdisciplinary research and inquiry - all events designed and delivered by Broad Vision staff and students working in partnership.
Heather Barnett, Broad Vision Project Lead at the University of Westminster said: The University of Westminsters Broad Vision project is an innovative interdisciplinary model for learning, which puts the students in charge of their own research and allows them to explore new and stimulating interactions between art and science. The exhibition and accompanying events programme are fantastic opportunities for the students to showcase the results of their collaborations and engage the public with their creative interdisciplinary inquiry.