John Powell-Jones: CYBERJUNK late opening with live soundtrack

2 December 2021 / 6pm-8pm
Join us for a late opening of CYBERJUNK accompanied with live audio performances by John Powell-Jones and Lauren de Sá Naylor.
Book your free ticket for a timed slot HERE
John Powell-Jones’ first major solo exhibition CYBERJUNK includes: 3D and 2D animation, life-size characters, a comic book, ceramics and tufted wall hangings. His work is informed by the ways in which dominant ideologies and power structures influence our perceptions of reality. In particular, how the warped western view of progress and success affects our understanding of morality. These ideas are explored through the use of speculative fiction, taking inspiration from European folklore, body horror, survival horror and science fiction. Powell-Jones aims to form a dialogue with our present and an imagined dystopian future in which the horrors of capitalism and neoliberal ideology are present as cyborgs, demons and maggots.
Lauren de Sá Naylor writes prose and poetry; she also makes film and audio collages with interacting layers of electronic sound, voice and field recordings. Her work is informed by mythopoetics, myth making, world building and how these practices relate to her understanding of herself. Drawing from oneiromancy (a form of divination based upon dreams) and biophilia (the belief that humans are predisposed to seek connections with nature and other forms of life) her practice is a way to think through how we relate to the world, our sense of embodiment within it and our subjectivity.
Castlefield Gallery is partnering with IMT Gallery, London to deliver this exhibition in two parts across both venues. CYBERJUNK: QUANTUM CRASH will be on show at IMT Gallery London, 8 October – 12 December 2021.
What to expect at this Late Opening event
– Venue capacity will be limited and walk-ups may not be possible. We recommend that guests pre-book and attend for the time specified on their ticket.
– The performance will repeat three times and for each of the time slots.
– To maintain access for all, the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory whilst indoors, unless a person is exempt for reasons related to their age, health, or disability.
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Image: John Powell-Jones, Primed Minister (2021). Courtesy Jules Lister