Conversation: Extremophilia with Katja Novitskova

JUN 28, 2018, 7PM

Conversation: Extremophilia
with Katja Novitskova, Joey Holder, Jenna Sutela, and Ella Plevin

 

Thursday, June 28, 7PM

 

Whitechapel Gallery
Zilkha Auditorium
London, UK

 

On the occasion of Katja Novitskova: Invasion Curves
on view June 28 – September 2, 2018

 

From space travel to bodily intelligence and extremophile bacteria, join artists Katja Novitskova, Joey Holder and Jenna Sutela as they present and discuss works that explore technologies and lifeforms on the edge of the unknown, followed with a discussion chaired by writer Ella Plevin.

 

Coinciding with Katja Novitskova’s new exhibition Invasion Curves, this event includes screenings of Holder’s Orphiux (2017) and the premier of Sutela’s new work Holobiont (2018). The exhibition and films think through extreme sites, from outer space to the deep sea, and probe the human need to control our environment and the ways in which new technologies enable this. Supported by Frame Contemporary Art Finland.

 

For more information: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/extremophilia/

 

[Image: Katja Novitskova, Pattern of Activation (embryogenesis), 2018 (detail), 12 digital prints on aluminium (adult worm and eleven eggs), acrylic glass, cutout display, cable covers, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Greene Naftali, New York. Photo: Tõnu Tunnel]