Paths to Utopia: Exhibition and Performances
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE NOT YET
This work celebrates the possibilities of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) with an interactive textile artwork that will explore some of the imagery and issues around IVF and parenthood.
This installation invites visitors to examine multiple perspectives and ideals of home ownership, materiality and economic security, through an embodied and multi-sensory experience.
IN OUR HANDS
This work will give audiences the chance to experience a collection of intercultural Utopian expressions drawn from Navajo designs and work by Roger Fry and Slavoj Žižek that tell our stories of creation.
THE NAMING OF CLOUDS
This performance and installation – partly installed across the Quad on the Strand Campus – will take the audience on a walk through the clouds, imagining how
a cloud society would live in the landscape of the skies.
NIGHT SCHOOL ON ANARRES
This project conducts an education experiment by ‘inviting’ members of the public onto the anarchist planet Anarres to participate in classes that help them to understand how language can be used to imagine alternative ways of living.
WE ACCOUNT THE WHALE IMMORTAL
This ever-changing film and corresponding one-off performance, explores the arrival of three mythic whales in the Thames, from the 17th to the 21st century, as evocative emblems of Utopian intent.
WE'RE HERE: SINGING OUR WAY TO UTOPIA
A national scratch choir investigates urban living through a choral performance with fifty singers who will come together for the very first time to perform the piece at Somerset House.
THE DANCING MONKS OF MAJULI ISLAND
Monks from the island of Majuli, centre of Assamese Krishna worship, are travelling to London to perform and teach Sattriya, the Indian dance cultivated as a form of worship in the monasteries of Assam.
UTOPIAN LAB: A WORLD AWAY FROM EQUILIBRIUM
Using a number of short videos and interactive simulations, this cross-media installation presents a vision for how progress in non-equilibrium systems research can take us close to a Utopian future.
UTOPIAN LAB: EPILEPSY
This audio-visual installation presents the MRI and EEG results of an epileptic group of patients alongside recordings in which epilepsy patients recount their personal experiences with the disease.
UTOPIAN LAB: NO LONGER AN ISLAND
This artwork explores the ways in which the meaning of Utopia might be different for cancer survivors; people who have lived with and overcome one of the UK’s most significant diseases.
UTOPIAN LAB: OUR FUTURE ON A PLATE
This project explores the current perceptions and predictions of our food production, injecting transparency into the food chain and deconstructing how our choices impact the environment, our health and society.
UTOPIAN LAB: STEM CELL HOTEL
Launching a discussion on current and future stem cell technologies, this work takes a look at how researchers might work together with hospitals, industry and the public to move towards a science centred around the needs of patients.
UTOPIAN LAB: STRANGER THAN KINDNESS
Referencing the novel of the same name about (mental health) nurses who are traumatised by the things they have seen or done, this installation presents nurses' testimonies and photographs.
UTOPIAN LAB: STUDENT UTOPIAS
As part of Utopia 2016, King’s brought contemporary artists and King’s health students together to stage Are You Feeling Better?, a range of projects that creatively explored the theme of Utopia through ideals of health and wellness.
UTOPIAN LAB: TB PHOTOGRAPHY
With no prior photographic training or experience, a group of nurses were equipped with 35mm disposable cameras and asked to record their lives caring for patients with TB.
UTOPIAN LAB: TISSUE ENGINEERED LUXURIES
Suggesting a world where you could in the future be wearing clothing fashioned from your own cells, this project wonders if the potential to manipulate living organisms to grow future products represents a true utopian pursuit.
UTOPIAN LAB: TWIN TALES
Twin Tales captures the unique relationship between twins through Iringó Demeter’s camera lens, and through recordings in which the twins talk openly about twinship, the human experience, and taking part in life-saving research.