Six Feet Forward

Vera Detelinova Hadzhiyska (Curator), Jisoo Jit Seo

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

"Six Feet Forward" is a solo exhibition by the Korean artist Jisoo Jit Seo, organised and curated by Vera Hadzhiyska.

The exhibition presented at Art Space Portsmouth showcased a selection of recent and new works by Jit Seo exploring humanity’s relationship to technology in today’s rapidly developing digital world, and how this relationship is reflected in the art we create and consume.

Art is currently undergoing a significant shift driven by artificial intelligence, a key technology of the fourth industrial revolution. This technological advancement challenges traditional notions of human creativity and calls the distinction between human-made and AI-generated art into question. Through her work Jit Seo explores concepts such as post-humanism, which blurs the boundaries between human and machine, and new aesthetics that arise from the integration of technology.

The title of the show “Six Feet Forward” is inspired by Jit Seo’s artwork named “Six Legs” and her sound piece “Something that I wrote while drinking cognac” commenting on humanity’s strive to escape human limits through the means of technology and AI, eventually growing six legs. “Six Feet Forward” is a play on words of the saying “to put one’s best foot forward” and relates to our constant rush towards progress, development and charging into the future of humankind, art and technology.

Visitors were invited to engage with notions of post-humanism and become part of the exhibition by sharing their ideas (via drawing or text) of what humanity will look like in the future, becoming the epitome of post-human. Audience drawings and writing will be exhibited alongside Jit Seo’s work at Art Space.

We hope that the exhibition will not only provide visual reflections on the subjects but also pose questions and engage visitors in a conversation about the time we live in and the era to come.

Friday 13th October - Opening night
Thursday 19th October- Artist-Curator in conversation talk
Opening times 13-15 Oct and 20-22 Oct
at Art Space Portsmouth, 27 Brougham Rd, Portsmouth, PO5 4PA

The exhibition is made possible with the financial support of the British Korean Society.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherArt Space Portsmouth
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2023
EventSix Feet Forward - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Oct 202322 Oct 2023

Keywords

  • Art
  • Posthumanism
  • AI
  • technology
  • Korea
  • photography

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