Opening: Friday 26 July, 6:30pm
Opening Talk: Jack Sargeant Friday 26 July, 5:00pm Exhibition period: Sat 27July until Sat 14 Sept
Curated by Erin Coates (Fremantle Arts Centre) and Jack Sargeant
Image credit: Astro Morphs ‘Astro Morphs Ascension’, 2018
Other Suns focuses on visual and screen-based artists who embrace the science fictional imagination. Not the commonplace narratives of the hyper-commercialised blockbuster SF movie, but instead the less familiar underbellies of science fiction: the hybrid, the noisy, the forbidden, and the vernacular. Artists who explore the detritus of the future, the ecologies of other spaces, and the polymorphic technologies of tomorrow.
Other Suns probes the trajectory of science fiction from its counter culture New Wave outwards, moving in all directions simultaneously. The human imagination unveiled on digital screens, in junkyard sculptures, and at all points in between. From terraformed suburbs to ancient landscapes, the pleasures of the limitless flesh to alternative manifestations of space travel. The universe and dreams, dreams and desires, the surrealism of science fiction and minds unleashed: Other Suns engages with the individual imagination as the key element in the science fiction vision.
Under Other Suns new worlds form.
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle WA
Open daily 10am – 5pm