poetry for animals, machines and aliens: eduardo kac at furtherfield gallery

Poetry for Animals, Machines and Aliens:
The Art of Eduardo Kac

at Furtherfield Gallery

Saturday 7 April – Monday 28 May 2018
Sat-Sun, 11am – 5pm or by appointment
and Bank Holiday Mondays 7 and 28 May
Private View: Friday 6 April 6 – 8pm (Register)

In his first solo show in the UK, pioneering media artist Eduardo Kac puts poetry into space in entirely new ways.

One of the highlights of this forthcoming exhibition is Kac’s Lagoogleglyph, a work made for viewing from space. Covering a field in Finsbury Park, it is optimised by Kac for viewing through satellite imagery and visible in Google Earth.

Poetry for Animals, Machines and Aliens will also feature the first London showing of Kac’s space poem, Inner Telescope, performed in 2017 on the International Space Station by the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

Since the 1980s Eduardo Kac has explored a range of technologies to create new poetic experiences, experimenting with fax, photocopiers, LED screens, the French videotext service Minitel, holography, conductive ink, and a variety of other digital and network technologies.

Poetry for Animals, Machines and Aliens has been realised in collaboration with the Digital Transformations strategic theme of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and curated by Professor Andrew Prescott of the University of Glasgow, Theme Leader Fellow for the ‘Digital Transformations’ theme.

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Events Programme

Let’s Fill this Park with Rabbits!
Free family Workshops
Sat 7 April, Sun 22 April & Mon 7 May, 11am – 4.30pm
Furtherfield Gallery
Families and groups of all ages are invited to join artist Michael Szpakowski to design their own giant rabbits and draw them on Finsbury Park by walking your own rabbit route using GPS software. Just turn up on the day to book a place for your group – workshop places will be offered on a first-come first-served basis on each day. Groups and families can also just turn up on each day to join in with the fun and walk some bunny routes in the park.

Arts and Humanities Research Council Digital Transformations Workshops
Inspired by and building on the Kac exhibition, these workshops will draw together themes and issues which have emerged from the AHRC thematic research programmes including Translating Cultures, Science in Culture, Care for the Future and Connected Communities.

Digital Transformations and Community Engagement
18 April 2018, 10.30am – 4pm
Furtherfield Commons
How can we promote collaboration between communities and academic researchers? Do digital methods help create community engagement?
FREE | booking essential

Reconnecting Artistic Practice and Humanities Research
25 April 2018, 10.30am – 4pm
Furtherfield Commons
Can a renewed dialogue between humanities scholars and artistic practice provide innovative perspectives to confront current social and cultural challenges?
FREE | booking essential

Language and Diversity
8 May 2018, 10.30am – 4pm
Furtherfield Commons
Exploring the role of language and translation in promoting understanding and communication within, between, and across diverse cultures.
FREE | booking essential

Science in Culture
23 May 2018, 10.30am – 4pm
Furtherfield Commons
How can art engage with science and technology? And how can art explore the role of science in culture?
FREE | booking essential

Further Eduardo Kac exhibitions are being held in London during 2018 as part of the AHRC Digital Transformations theme. During June, the Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD, will host an exhibition called … and the Bunny Goes Pop!

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Furtherfield Gallery
McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park
London N4 2NQ