SPARE PARTS: Friday Late: Unbreakable

Image of a prosthetic arm with a fake green snake curled around it. Created by Sophie de Oliveira Barata
Date 
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 18:30 to 22:00
Location 
Science Gallery London
Price 
FREE, drop in

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What is it like to live with a spare part or altered organ? Are new technologies giving us greater control over our bodies and identities? And how can our society and infrastructure be better set up to meet the needs of all? Join us for an evening of talks, workshops and performances that will challenge what "normal" bodies look like and explore personal stories of living with a "spare part".

All events in the Theatre will be BSL interpreted, and a rest area will be available in the Gallery space on the first floor. All floors are wheelchiar accesible via lift and all entrances are step free. Find out more about Access.

PROGRAMME 

Gallery - First Floor
SPARE PARTS EXHIBITION - 18:30 - 22:00
Exploring the art, science, technology and ethics of human repair and regeneration, the exhibition features artists and designers from across the globe who have collaborated with leading academics from King’s College London

Activities

BODY-BUILDING
18:30- 22:00 - Ground Floor

A collage making workshop with malady mag, where no bodies created are too far from the norm.

ACCESS-VILLE
18:30 - 22:00 - Atrium

Help us design a town that meets the needs of all, with illustrator Indigo Ayling. Head to the bookshop for inspiration from malady mag zine #1.

SUPERTURD CARD GAME
18:30 - 22:00 - Gallery, First Floor
Play a round of Superturd with King’s PhD students Emily and Geraldine in The Gut and share your microbiome.

Performances

ANTIPHON
19:15 - 19:25 - Atrium

Opera singer Victoria Oruwari performs a sound work by artist Tabatha Andrews and composer Charlotte Harding, exploring the process of listening, altered senses and otoacoustic emissions - tiny sounds our ears make in response to external noise. Following her performance, Victoria Oruwari will share how she experiences the world through sound and discuss her collaboration with artist Tabatha Andrews, whose work features in the SPARE PARTS exhibition

THE YONIS
19:30, and at regular intervals - Ground Floor
Don’t miss movement girl band The Yonis, who will be performing several times throughout the evening. Their tracks celebrate how bodies can be physical, dynamic and individually expressive whilst coming together. Connect with your own body by joining their open band practice at 19:30.

DRAG SYNDROME
20:00 - 20:15 - Ground Floor
The world's first Drag collective of queens and kings with Down’s syndrome explore the wonder of an extra chromosome in a boundary-pushing performance.

A person with Down's Syndrome sits on a chair facing the camera directly. They are in female drag and have long blonde hair, blue hair accessories, blue eyebrows, false eyelashes and pink lipstick. They are wearing a leatherette top with a drawstring neckline.

Talks

THE ALT LIMB PROJECT
19:30 - 20:00 - Theatre

Sophie de Oliveira Barata uses the unique medium of prosthetics to create highly stylised works of art. Hear how she worked with Kelly Knox to create three prosthetic arms that reflect her personality and redefine beauty.

SHAREABLE BIOME PERFORMANCE LECTURE
20:15 -  21:00 - Theatre 

Is radical self-care for the microbiome possible? Artists Caitlin & Misha take a humorous look at fecal microbiota transplants and lead a microbiome meditation.

QUANTIFIED LIFE
19:10 - 19: 45 - Studio

Film screening and Q&A exploring whether our bodies exist as systems to be optimized and improved, with King’s researcher Dr Btihaj Ajana and Thomas Blomseth Christiansen, who through self-tracking has successfully rid himself of severe allergies.

ANTIPHON Q&A
19:50 - 20:20 - Studio

Following her performance, Victoria Oruwari will share how she experiences the world through sound and discuss her collaboration for SPARE PARTS with artist Tabatha Andrews and composer Charlotte Harding.

A series of photo frames showing a man in glasses place a flower under his nose, which causes him to sneeze. The allergic reaction is captured in stages across the photographs.

MUSIC
DJ SET
18:30 - 22:00 - Ground Floor
Enjoy an effortless blend of Afrobeats, Hip Hop, R&B & Future beats from Dibs, a London based DJ, Producer & music tech-maker

 

Our Café will be open for service during the evening - grab a drink from our bar from until 21:30 and enjoy food from the open kitchen until 21:00.

Friday Lates at Science Gallery London are a chance to explore the gallery after hours, enjoy a drink and bite to eat, and discover talks, workshops, performances and music brought to you by inspiring artists and researchers.

Parts of this event have been programmed by Science Gallery London Young Leaders Mandeep Singh, Laura Pieters, Bella Spencer and Angela Wereko-Anderson.