Helen Pynor, Meng-Yu Yan and Katie Wularni West at the ‘Unhallowed Arts’ festival in Perth

October 10, 2018

Helen Pynor and Katie Wularni West will be exhibiting work at the Unhallowed Arts festival in Perth this week as part of the exhibition This Mess We’re In. Opening on Saturday 13 October at 7PM and curated by Tarsh Bates, this exhibition entangles queer feminist ecologies with Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s seminal exploration of re-creation and re-animation. The selected artworks pick at the stitches of life and technology by resisting, reforming and responding to the biotechnologisation of life. Ultimately, this exhibition takes the pulse of the mess we’re in because of our manipulations and will be on until 2 November 2018 at Old Customs House in Fremantle.

Helen Pynor and Meng-Yu Yan will each deliver a paper at the ‘Quite Frankly: It’s a Monster Conference’ at the University of Western Australia as part of the Unhallowed Arts festival. You can hear Helen’s “On the Emergent Properties of Death: Experiments in Regeneration” on Thursday 18 October at 11AM and Meng’s “Queer Visions: Investigating Queer Spectrality Through Experimental Photography” on Friday 19 October at 9:30AM.

‘Quite Frankly’ is a conference that seeks to understand the legacy and continuing influence of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus on life, culture and technology. 2018 marks 200 years since the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the conference seeks to disrupt the prevailing discourse around the Creature’s identity and re-creation story. You can purchase tickets to the conference by clicking on the link below.






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