To celebrate our latest exhibition Synthetic, which explores the collision of science fiction and reality, we have invited our exhibiting artists to share their Top 5 favourite science fiction works. From books to films, TV to soundtracks, artist share their memories and experiences delving into our predicted future and its impact on their practice.
KIDS GUIDE TO THE INTERNET (PHILLIP EARL, 1997)
Because the first thing you need to know is that the internet is amazing.
A CYBERFEMINIST MANIFESTO FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (VNS MATRIX, 1991)
Because the clitoris is a direct line to the matrix.
SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM (CRAIG BALDWIN, 1999)
Because the cut is the key to storming the reality studio.
BORN IN FLAMES (LIZZIE BORDEN, 1983)
Because science fiction is social politics.
FROM LEFT, PRESIDENT ABDEL FATTAH EL-SISI OF EGYPT, KING SALMAN OF SAUDI ARABIA, MELANIA TRUMP AND PRESIDENT TRUMP DURING THE OPENING OF AN ANTI-EXTREMIST CENTER IN RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (2017)
Because the apocalyptic future is right now.
To learn more about our latest exhibition Synthetic and its themes join us for a unique workshop exploring photography's relationship to surveillance and data on Wednesday the 10th and 17th of August.