Oceanic Global is the educational partner to Saatchi Gallery‘s Artificialis exhibit by Cyril de Commarque highlighting human impact on the environment. We will be curating workshops for local students and youth groups in the space in addition to creating educational leaflets for exhibit attendees with information of the issues impacting our ocean and providing solutions all can implement.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Artificialis takes as its starting point the Anthropocene era – the period when man first had an impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems — then looks towards the future, meditating on the effect technology and scientific advancement will have on humankind and the environment.
Says Commarque: ‘We are in essence no different to our earliest ancestors, but Artificial Intelligence, science and climate change have the power to shape us into a markedly different species. One consequence is that the mythologies that have defined us in the past will become obsolete, demanding new ones to replace them.’
The artist invites the viewer to contemplate this new world, starting with the notion that Homo Sapiens will be superseded by a species of its own creation, Homo Artificialis. Rather than portray this in Utopian or Dystopian terms, Commarque interrogates his own feelings through a series of sculptural mise-en-scènes, each piece documenting the transition from one age to another.