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A special evening of screenings by artists featured in the Mould Map 6 — Terraformers exhibition and previous Mould Map editions.

Joey Holder: Ophiux, 2016  (25 minutes)

Ophiux gives a glimpse into a near future that whilst fictional, is not far from reality and is founded on current scientific research. The work imagines a future in which synthetic biology has been fully realized and applied to both advance human evolution and increase life expectancy, and where human biology has been computer programmed.  It not only simulates the collection of data from our own bodies but also the sampling of data from other organisms by a speculative pharmaceutical company: ‘Ophiux’.

To conceive the film, Holder has worked in close collaboration with scientists that she met during her residency at Wysing in 2015 – Dr Marco Galardini, a Computational Biologist at the European Bioinformatics Institute at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge, and Dr Katrin Linse, Senior Biodiversity Biologist at the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge.

Ophiux has been co-commissioned by Deptford X where it is set to premiere at their festival in September 2016. It is also being shown as part of a larger project at Wysing Arts Centre from 24 September  – 20 November 2016. A tour to other arts and science venues across the UK will be announced at a later date.

The exhibition and film has been made possible with a generous grant from the Arts Council England and in partnership with AND/OR Gallery.

Stathis Tsemberlidis: Eschaton, 2016 (30 minutes)

Eschaton is the name of the spaceship that is taking human consciousness to the far reaches of a dying universe. Knowledge and memory are expressed as information from the future. The purpose of this voyage is to deconstruct the fear of infinity. Eschaton’s mission is to survive within death.

Eschaton is the latest film by Copenhagen-based Greek artist and publisher, Stathis Tsemberlidis of cult small press Decadence. Soundtracked by music composed for the film on a modular synth by Panos Alexiadis.

MSL and Jaakko Pallasvuo: Bridge Over Troubled Water, 2016  (30 minutes)

Commissioned by CCA Derry, Bridge Over Troubled Water includes new material filmed across Finland and Lapland that utilises the motif of folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel to explore queer time and climate change anxiety.

This Film Night is in association with the exhibition Mould Map 6  – Terraformers

Taking a break from the printed format of earlier editions, Mould Map 6 takes the form of an exhibition / walk-though magazine. For the duration of five weeks the exhibition will include talks, film screenings, performances and open workshops.

Set against the background hum of sci-fi imaginaries common to all Mould Map projects, Terraformers brings together over 50 artists and designers whose work embraces different approaches to ‘world-making’, the notion of creating one’s own world – both fictional and non-fictional.

This exhibition investigates the visualisation of possible futures, and the roles they might play in shaping the present.

Mould Map is a publication series dedicated to new comics and narrative art, co-edited by Hugh Frost and Leomi Sadler, and published by Landfill Editions.

Curated by Hugh Frost and Leomi Sadler.

Full documentation available here on Art Viewer.

Footage courtesy of Landfill Editions / Claire Davies.
Featured Artists

Lala Albert, Alexandre Bavard, Hannah Bays, Edwin Burdis, Julien Ceccaldi, CF, Jacob Ciocci, Kitty Clark, Tom Davis, Lucas Dillon, GW Duncanson, Ruth Edwards, Caley Feeney, Blue Firth, Ed Fornieles, Noel Freibert, Viktor Hachmang, GHXYK2 and Andy Healy, Sam Hewland, Joey Holder, Antwan Horfee, Parker Ito, YY Kawaii, Joseph Kelly , Jake Kent, Tania Kerins, Lando, Tristram Lansdowne, Lucy LemonyBen Mendelewicz, Brenna Murphy, Jonny Negron, Peter Nencini, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Hardeep Pandhal, Leomi Sadler, Stefan Sadler, New Scenario, David Steans, Daniel Swan, Yannick Val Gesto, Daniel Wallace, Guimi You

Associated Events

Late opening: Thursday 29 September, 5 pm – 8 pm. RSVP to confirm attendance.

A School for Design Fiction workshop: Tuesday 20 September, 11 am – 4 pm. Delivered by James Langdon and Peter Nencini.

World Making in Visual Story Telling workshop: Saturday 15 October, 11 am – 4 pm. Delivered by Joseph Kelly and Jonathan Chandler.

Screening Series: Saturday 15 October (times to be confirmed shortly)

Bonington Film Night #6: Terraformers Special Thursday 20 October, 7 pm – 8.30 pm. With contributions by: Erika Beckman, Joey Holder, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Yuri Patison, Stathis Tsemberlidis and Bedwyr Willams.

Additional text by: Miranda Lossifidis and Hui-Ying Kerr.

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