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Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

HyperPrometheus: The Legacy of Frankenstein


Considered by some to be the first science fiction novel, Frankenstein is both a celebration and warning of the seductive powers and unforeseen outcomes of scientific advancement.

It uncannily predicted a world in which humans are able to overcome our limitations through human/non-human hybridity, reproductive and genetic manipulation. 

Featuring Australian and international artists, HyperPrometheus re-contextualises Frankenstein for the new millennium within the realms of contemporary and biological arts. Monsters and monstrous creatures abound, in works that test our understanding of what it is to be human, living, natural, functional, valid or valued. Curated by Oron Catts, Laetitia Wilson and Eugenio Viola.  HyperPrometheus is part of SymbioticA’s Unhallowed Arts event series.  Presented in partnership with SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia (UWA).

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS All gallery spaces are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible toilets are available. 

ACROD PARKING General & ACROD car parking is available within the Perth Cultural Centre precinct. The closest ACROD accessible carparks with lift access to the Cultural Centre are the Cultural Centre car park, State Library carpark and Citiplace car park.

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    Tuesday to Sunday until 23 December

    10am to 5pm 

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    51 James Street

    Perth WA 6000

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