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Hayden Fowler’s solo show, Future Distant History, had a distinct post-apocalyptic edge. The title was a clue (picturing the present as the past of a destroyed future is what post-apocalyptic stories do) and so was the pile of bones perched on a pretty white table.
Embodying a performance art born in Sydney’s queer club scene, Justin Shoulder’s latest solo show, Carrion, stakes out post-human, apocalyptic terrain, drawing our attention to the present age of excess and environmental misuse.
“The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” This is a quote from the visionary sci-fi author William Gibson, a man often credited with coining the phrase ‘cyberspace’ and the genre of cyberpunk. It’s also the title of the 20th Biennale of Sydney.
Op Art challenges its audience and makes them question what they are seeing.
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