SURVIVOR (F) is an hallucinogenic exploration of a post-apocalyptic reality in undetermined time and space.
Whether manifestations of a sole survivor of the human race, on earth, in space, on a new planet or parallel universe, or of an artificial superintelligence (ASI), SURVIVOR (F) presents visions of a post-futuristic sublime, charting an existential imaginary of potential human/non-human agency/non-agency and beyond, of the psychedelic consciousness of SURVIVOR (F).
A new performance by artist Linda Stupart will take place during Works from SURVIVOR (F) in relation to the exhibition.
Suzanne Treister (b.1958 London UK) studied at St Martin's School of Art, London (1978-1981) and Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (1981-1982) based in London having lived in Australia, New York and Berlin. Initially recognized in the 1980s as a painter, she became a pioneer in the digital/new media/web based field from the beginning of the 1990s, making work about emerging technologies, developing fictional worlds and international collaborative organisations. Utilising various media, including video, the internet, interactive technologies, photography, drawing and watercolour, Treister has evolved a large body of work which engages with eccentric narratives and unconventional bodies of research to reveal structures that bind power, identity and knowledge. Often spanning several years, her projects comprise fantastic reinterpretations of given taxonomies and histories that examine the existence of covert, unseen forces at work in the world, whether corporate, military or paranormal. An ongoing focus of her work is the relationship between new technologies, society, alternative belief systems and the potential futures of humanity.
Recent solo and group exhibitions include: IMMA, Dublin; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Tenderpixel, London; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada (2017); P.P.O.W., New York; Liverpool Biennial, UK; V&A Museum, London; Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland; Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden; Bard Hessel Museum, NY, USA (2016); Fig-2, ICA, London, England; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunstverein München, Germany; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Netherlands; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany (2015); 10th Shanghai Biennale; 8th Montréal Biennale (2014); Annely Juda Fine Art, London; Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio, USA (2013); Science Museum, London; Raven Row, London (2012).