About this Event
John Powell-Jones’ first major solo exhibition includes: 3D and 2D animation, life-size characters, a comic book, ceramics and tufted wall hangings. His work is informed by the ways in which dominant ideologies and power structures influence our perceptions of reality. In particular, how the warped western view of progress and success affects our understanding of morality. These ideas are explored through the use of speculative fiction, taking inspiration from European folklore, body horror, survival horror and science fiction. Powell-Jones aims to form a dialogue with our present and an imagined dystopian future in which the horrors of capitalism and neoliberal ideology are present as cyborgs, demons and maggots.
Characters from CYBERJUNK also recently appeared in Technotrash: The Fellowship of Technoid (2020) a performance for the Holden Gallery, Manchester and Quantum Loop (2020) a video series exhibited as part of This Is A Not Me, IMT gallery, London.
Castlefield Gallery is partnering with IMT Gallery, London to deliver this exhibition in two parts across both venues. CYBERJUNK: QUANTUM CRASH will be on show at IMT Gallery London, 8 October – 12 December 2021, Preview: 7pm – 10pm, Thursday 7 October 2021.
What to expect at this Late Opening event
- Venue capacity will be limited and walk-ups may not be possible. We recommend that guests pre-book and attend for the time specified on their ticket.
- To maintain access for all, the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory whilst indoors, unless a person is exempt for reasons related to their age, health, or disability.
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, United Kingdom