On 18 September opens the expo The Self Design Academy at MU Hybrid Art House.
Our self is elusive, to say the least. It roams in memories and dreams, it briefly shows up on x-rays and personality tests, reflects in other people's eyes — and it's gone again, hiding behind emojis and screens. Our self depends on the world around us and yet it is seen as the autonomous, accountable centre of our actions and attention. In search of recognition we rely upon our self to optimise our productivity and representation.
But what about our self that is unselfish, that strives for balance with the nonself, that thinks in terms of we, or prefers not to adjust? What about our self that is embedded in the body, in the landscape, in technology? Or our self that dissolves in data to be reassembled into manipulatable political and commercial profiles?
With The Self Design Academy, running both on- and offline until 22 November, MU Hybrid Art House, Image Society and 18 artists and designers invite you to investigate, discuss, discover and reinterpret the myriad ways to design our selves.
Entrance: 3,- / free for We Are Public members
ATTENTION! Via Eventbrite, you can either get your tickets for time slot 1 (20.00 - 21.30) or time slot 2 (21.30 - 23.00)
MU Hybrid Art House and The Image Society
When: 18 September - 22 November
Curators: Angelique Spaninks and Mieke Gerritzen
Participating artists: Alix Bizet, Briony O Clarke, Margriet Craens, Jonas Ersland, Anna Maria Fink, Ana Maria Gomez Lopez, Brigitte Jansen, Ivi van Keulen, Jonathan Levain, Tom Loois, Marlot Meyer, Paradyme, Penthouss, Thom van Rijckevorsel, Noam Youngrak Son, Emma Verhoeven, Hanneke Wetzer, Zwermers
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