Nearly Human @ Kunsthall Grenland
Nearly Human Exhibition
At Kunsthall Grenland, 2015
The subject of the ‘Nearly Human’ exhibition was human imagination and its thirst to create a parallel world of machines, puppets, dolls, automata, robots, which are nearly but not quite like us. Today, the population of these imaginary beings and machines occupies its own world in art, in fiction, in film, and in many aspects of our lives. The exhibition is a cooperation with Łaźnia CCA in Gdansk, Poland
Kunsthall Grenland is an art hall situated in Porsgrunn, Norway. Having status as a regional arena the art hall wants to engage a large audience through the production and exhibition of contemporary art. One aim of Kunsthall Grenland is to facilitate meetings between international participants within the art field and artistic groups in the region. Through changing curatorial practices the art hall wants to mirror artistic, technological and social changes in the society it is to be a part of.
Jasia Reichardt (PL/UK)
Curator of the Nearly Human Exhibition at Kunsthall Grenland. Her best know exhibition, Cybernetic Serendipity, which was about the computer and the arts, was presented at the ICA in London in 1968.
CHRISTIAAN ZWANIKKEN (NL)
Boar skull, steel, cast aluminum, leather, felt, nylon, standard and custom-built servo motors, sensors, XRF’s, micro-controllers, sound. 177 x 162 x 48 cm / motion footprint: 177 x 226 x 115 cm