Awfully Wonderful

Exhibitions Apr 13, 2011 No Comments

Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art explores a spectrum of seductive, terrifying and fantastic potential futures. The exhibition presents new and existing work by eleven Australian artists including time machines, handmade robots, meteorological instruments, interplanetary communication devices, a mars gravity simulator, wearable technologies and apocalyptic visions.

Awfully Wonderful features a diverse public program including screenings of Philip Brophy‘s Northern Void and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in the ClubHouse. There are opportunities for discussion and discourse with artist and curator tours, a RealTime Forum, a Speculative Futures Symposium and an interpretation session by scientists.

Don’t miss Adam Norton’s Mars Gravity Simulator every Saturday from 11am-12pm.

Exhibition entry is free. ClubHouse screenings are $10*

View the full Awfully Wonderful program and opening times at performancespace.com.au

Curated by Bec Dean and Lizzie Muller.

Artists: Philip Brophy, Eugene Carchesio, Haines + Hinterding, Deborah Kelly, Jo Law, David Lawrey & Jaki Middleton, Ms&Mr, Hayden Fowler, Ian Haig, Adam Norton, Sam Smith and Simon Yates.

*A booking fee of $4.30 will apply for online and phone bookings.

Image: Adam Norton On Mars…2010, courtesy of NASA and Craig Bender

Andrew Frost

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