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RADAR CONTEMPORARY

MONSTROUS MACHINES

EXTENSIONS VOL III
MAY 7 - JULY 10, 2021
  AMALIE SMITH / LAWRENCE LEK/ STEPHANIE DINKINS / UFFE ISOLOTTO / MOREHSHIN ALLAHYARI /
KRISTOFFER ØRUM / BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM / IDA KVETNY/ DIANA VELASCO / ANDREAS REFSGAARD
CURATION & TEXT BY IDA SCHYUM
HOSTED BY RADAR CONTEMPORARY + ARoS PUBLIC
© KRISTOFFER ØRUM
 
 ARoS PUBLIC & RADAR CONTEMPORARY 
PHOTO: DAVID STJERNHOLM
 

 

MONSTROUS MACHINES

EXTENSIONS VOL III

- Curation & text by Ida Schyum - 

 

The fear that technology will surpass our abilities and dominate us has made the monstrous machine an archetype in theatre plays, visual art, and literature for centuries. Therefore, both Danish and international artists display works in the online exhibition Monstrous Machines investigating why new technologies often provoke fear, and how this fear impacts our perception of technology.

 

The word monster can be traced back to the Latin word monstrare, meaning to show and gather. Thus, monsters can be understood as creatures who cross borders and assemble opposing parts. Consequently, a number of the works show how monsters’ blur of categories is useful when challenging our perception of ourselves and technology.

 

The online exhibition Monstrous Machines is an extension of a physical presentation at ARoS Public, where the artists show works simultaneously. While some of the works are repeated, others are prolonged virtually with supplementary material. Both exhibitions are curated by art historian Ida Schyum.

Uffe Isolotto

Phantom Limb (Sensorimotor Homunculus in Panton Phantom Chair), 2011.

Amalie Smith

"Del 1: Den tvivlende Penelope” from Thread Ripper, 2020.

Ida Kvetny

DEMOS, 2021

Morehshin Allahyari 

She Who Sees the Unknown: Ya’jooj Ma’jooj, 2017.

Andreas Refsgaard

Erasing/Enhancing Monstrous Machines, 2021.

Stephanie Dinkins

Conversations with Bina48, Fragments 7, 6, 5, 2, 2018.

Lawrence Lek

AIDOL爱道, 2019.

Black Quantum Futurism

Black Womxn Temporal Portal, 2019.

Kristoffer Ørum

Erasing/Enhancing Monstrous Machines, 2021.

Diana Velasco

Face Lift, 2021

Presentation to Extensions vol III - Monstrous Machines by curator Ida Schyum

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