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My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid

This free exhibition explores society's fascination with (and fear of) animal-human hybrids.
By Kat Hayes
July 04, 2018
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My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid

This free exhibition explores society's fascination with (and fear of) animal-human hybrids.
By Kat Hayes
July 04, 2018
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A free and confronting exhibition that explores the merging of human and animal. In part celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid will illuminate how we as a society still fear, yet are fascinated, by human-animal hybrids.

Through the work of over thirty artists, the exhibition will ask the question of what a hybrid future might look like for animals and humans, given recent biotechnological developments. Just like the monster in Shelley's book, the hybrid is unnatural, an outsider — a monster that blurs the lines between the human and animal realms.

The exhibition's aim is also to remind us that we are all, really, still animals, so get ready to feel a sense of disquiet upon seeing the exhibition. And a word of warning: some parts are considered confronting, so beware.

Top image: Kate Clark, 'And She Meant It'

 

 

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