Animal Magnetism

Lucas Davidson

21 Jul 2016 to 31 Jul 2016

Animal Magnetism continues Davidson’s investigation into the alluring power screen based technologies have on contemporary culture. For this exhibition Davidson samples 1950s footage of techniques used by hypnotists. The source material has been edited, looped and reconfigured to form multiscreen assemblages. Animal Magnetism aims to draw attention to the mesmeric appeal of the screen, asking what it means to think, see and filter affect through the digital and to question ways in which new technologies are impacting our relationship with perception, social relations and reality.

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