Cinematically Posthuman (2019) was a short~film programme I curated as part of Cyborgs, a live event at the Wellcome Collection with arts organisation, Culture&.
From pre~robotic automata as imagined by the European modernist avant~garde, to the dawn of the computer age and the advent of Afrofuturism, the programme showcased moving~image artists exploring the potential of the body in relation to the technologies of the eras in which they were working.
Cyborgs was an evening of performance, screenings, workshops and conversation re~thinking perceived boundaries between human and non~human, and between races, genders or classes. Attendees heard from artists, designers and engineers challenging assumptions about how we classify things as animal, human or machine, and asking whose voices we listen to when designing the future.
Artists and contributors included Joanna Zylinska, Dani Clode, Hyphen~Labs, Zia Álmos Yeshua X, Mamoru Iriguchi, Rebekah Ubuntu, Ama Josephine Budge, Black Audio Film Collective and Le Gateau Chocolat.