Why do humans strive for perfection in an imperfect world?
A wave of new science and technology allows us to modify, hack and transform our lives in pursuit of our own personal perfection. By holding up a mirror to our own ideals, PERFECTION reflects on ever-changing ideas of scientific precision, body augmentation and perfect imperfection.
With growing cultural pressures to look and live in an ideal way, is striving for perfection a positive goal? Or is imperfection what sustains life and creates diversity and difference?
Through the lens of artists, musicians, mathematicians, architects, designers, psychologists and surgeons, PERFECTION explores what it means to pursue perfection in a non-perfect world.
It looks at the pursuit of perfection through Brazilian waxing, cosmetic surgery, and gene-hacking to creating the ‘perfect’ artificial intelligence-enhanced companion robot. The exhibition which originated in Science Gallery Melbourne includes work from international artists, each exploring the idea of perfection, the subjective nature of how we perceive it and what a perfect future might look like.
Highlight exhibits include:
PERFECTION which originated at Science Gallery Melbourne which is part of the Melbourne School of Design, at The University of Melbourne runs at Science Gallery Dublin from 21.06.19 until 06.10.19.
Full list of exhibits is now available at dublin.sciencegallery.com/perfection along with a programme of events offering a deeper dive into the theme of perfection.