Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future




On the weekend of 18 and 19 October – during the Frieze Art Fair – Serpentine Galleries presents the Extinction Marathon, the ninth in the Galleries’ yearly Marathon series. Artists, writers, scientists, film-makers, choreographers, theorists and musicians explore the complex and timely topic of extinction through talks, conversations, performances and screenings.

Both a reflexive overview and a call to action, the two-day event invites us to respond, together, to a changing world, addressing visions of the future in all their scientific, artistic and literary ramifications.

Participants include artist and poet Etel Adnan; artist Maria Thereza Alves; artist Korakrit Arunanondchai; artist Ed Atkins; conservationist Jonathan Baillie; architect Alessandro Bava; writer and media activist Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi; designer Irma Boom; Whole Earth Catalogue editor Stewart Brand; artist James Bridle; EDGE Foundation founder John Brockman; philosopher Federico Campagna; artist Heman Chong; artist Yve Laris Cohen; philosopher Helena Cronin; artist Jesse Darling; artist Benedict Drew; artist and poet Jimmie Durham; mathematician Marcus du Sautoy; palaeontologist Richard Fortey; agriculturalist Cary Fowler; artists Gilbert & George; cultural critic and queer theorist Jack Halberstam; artist and designer Marguerite Humeau; choreographer Mette Ingvartsen; environmental social scientist Jennifer Jacquet; biologist and author Steve Jones; former Royal Navy Rear Admiral Nick Lambert; speculative designer Lisa Ma; biologist Georgina Mace; physicist Chiara Marletto; director Sandy McLeod; artist and activist Gustav Metzger; artist Katja Novitskova; artist Trevor Paglen; artist Cornelia Parker; artist Hetain Patel; anthropologist Elizabeth Povinelli; evolutionary ornithologist Richard Prum; design writer Alice Rawsthorn; astrophysicist Martin Rees; Operational Research professor Jonathan Rosenhead; artist Jeremy Shaw; filmmaker Eyal Sivan; artist Shimabuku; writer Adam Thirlwell; environmental lawyer James Thornton; musician and sound recordist Chris Watson; artist Cerith Wyn Evans and artist Anna Zett, as well as contributions by artist and writer Sophia Al-Maria; sociologist Zygmunt Bauman; artist Paul Chan; filmmaker Adam Curtis; artist Tacita Dean; artist Olafur Eliasson; artist Anna Galkina; writer William Gibson; author Daniel Kehlmann; poet Joanne Kyger; concrete poet Franz Mon; philosopher Timothy Morton; artist Yoko Ono; artist and poet Heather Phillipson; filmmaker Laura Poitras and designer David Rudnick.

Duration 18 October 2014 - 19 October 2014
Times Saturday 18 October, 12pm - 10pm and Sunday 19 October, 12pm - 8pm
Cost £20/£15 conc. (two day) or £15/£10 conc. (one day)
Venue Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Address West Carriage Drive London W2 2AR, ,
Contact 020 7402 6075 / / http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/extinction-marathon

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