Bard College Berlin Presents
Friday, November 16, 2018

Film screening with Jeremy Shaw

Bard College Berlin, Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow

Canadian-born, Berlin-based artist Jeremy Shaw joins us to present and discuss two films from his recently completed Quantification Trilogy, which imagines countercultural behaviours at three different points in the future.

Quickeners (2014) is set 500 years in the future and tells the story of Human Atavism Syndrome (HAS), an obscure disorder afflicting a tiny portion of the existing immortal species wirelessly interconnected through a central hive. 

Liminals (2017) is set three generations from today and unfolds as chapter cut from a future documentary about marginalized societies. With the discovery that the long-abandoned notion of faith had biologically evolved to become an essential aspect of human survival, a radical clandestine group augment their brains with machine DNA and re-engage forgotten cathartic spiritual rituals in the hopes of accessing The Liminal – a speculative paraspace between the physical and the virtual.

Jeremy Shaw's work explores altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that aspire to map transcendental experience. Often combining and amplifying strategies of verité filmmaking, conceptual art, music video, esoteric and scientific research, he creates a post-documentary space in which disparate belief-systems and histories are thrown into an interpretive limbo. Shaw participated in the 57th Venice Biennale (2017). Solo exhibitions include Kunstverein in Hamburg (2018), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2018), The Store x The Vinyl Factory, London (2017) and MoMA PS1, New York (2011).

Image on poster: Jeremy Shaw Liminals 2017, film still. Courtesy: the artist and König Galerie, Berlin and London

Date & time: Friday, November 16, 2018, from 5:00pm
Venue: Bard College Berlin, Lecture Hall
Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow

Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

Location: Bard College Berlin, Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow

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