Quite Frankly: It's a Monster Conference (2018) Crawley, AU

Explorer Fish

Technostitches: Robots/Communications

Sarah Jane Pell, Ivan Henriques, Nathan Thompson, Ziggy O'Reilly

Quite Frankly is a conference that seeks to understand the legacy and continuing influence of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus on life, culture and technology. 2018 marks 200 years since the publication of Mary (Godwin) Shelley’s Frankenstein. Shelley’s Creature is usually conceived as a human creation: a stitched-together, tragic victim of scientific and technological experimentation. Quite Frankly seeks to rupture these stitches, revealing that the Creature is more than the sum of its parts. SymbioticA and Somatechnics invite us to explore the dynamic ecosystems evolving within and from the gaps between the Creature’s fragments.

Dr. Pell presents "Explorer Fish" critiquing her own role in human-robotic cooperation and the language of techno-choreography in aquatic environments.

1 Kirsten Hudson Quite Frankly, UWA 2018. 2 Ivan Henriques Quite Frankly, UWA 2018. 9 Sarah Jane Pell Quite Frankly, UWA 2018. 13 Kira O'Reilly Quite Frankly, UWA 2018. 4 Leon Marvel & Cat Hope Quite Frankly, UWA 2018. 4 Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr and Panel, Quite Frankly, UWA 2018. 7 Stelarc, PICA, Unhallowed Arts 2018. 15 Charlotte Day PICA Unhallowed Arts 2018. 12 Kirsten Hudson lump and family Quite Frankly, UWA 2018. 11 Kira O'Reilly Quite Frankly, UWA 2018. 14 Anna Nazo Quite Frankly, UWA 2018. 5 Cat Jones Quite Frankly, UWA 2018.

SymbioticA & Somatechnics present Quite Frankly: It's a Monster Conference, University Club of Western Australia and PICA 18-19 October 2018. Unhallowed Arts Festival. Images include quite frankly wonderful humans: Kirsten Hudson, Sarah Jane Pell, Kira O'Reilly, Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, Leon Marvel & Cat Hope, Stelarc, Charlotte Day, Anna Nazo, Cat Jones.

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