Lighthouse presents Progress Bar, a series of events giving insight into the creative practice of contemporary culture’s most exciting names.
This edition of Progress Bar is curated by artist Anna Mikkola – our current Lighthouse Studio Resident.
During her residency, Anna has been researching robotics, automation and the future of work. While the automation of production and services are increasing, people are displaced from their jobs, and societies face rising unemployment. At the same time, the environment has to carry the burden of possibly increasing production.
The Progress Bar event will expand from this research. The evening includes a screening of artist videos and a talk by British philosopher David Roden on posthuman poesis. The video works explore from various angles peoples' relation to the environment and to machines. They show how human boundaries are interrogated in different ways, for example, through developments of technology and science, such as biochemistry.
Daria Martin's Soft Materials, shot in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Zurich, explores the communication (both physical and verbal) between humans, machines and nature. Jesse Kanda’s music video for Björk, Mouth Mantra, dives deep within human anatomy, whereas Sasha Litvintseva and Isabel Mallet’s The Stability of the System, travels through geological time.
The programme also includes videos by Korakrit Arunanondchai with Alex Gvojic, Julieta Aranda, Joey Holder and Anna Mikkola.
Date: Thursday 1 December 2016
Times: 6.30pm–9.30pm (Doors & Bar 6.30pm – Event start 7pm)
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
This event and Anna's residency are supported by The Finnish Institute.
The image is a still from Daria Martin's film Soft Materials.