Tuesday 10 September 18:00 - 21:00

Arcade East
London College of Fashion
182 Mare Street
E8 3RE


New Babylon - Private View

Performing & Visual Arts

10 September

Private View: Tuesday 10 September, 6-9pm 

New Babylon is the resulting exhibition of Fashion Space Gallery’s 2019 designers-in-residence Sophie Huckfield and Lucy Hutchinson. During the residency they have been exploring ways in which digital technologies impact healthcare, thinking about how these technologies, their branding, language and funding contribute to the development of healthcare as a commodity.

As a result of their residency they are presenting an exhibition, future-based curatorial tour and artist film screening.


Huckfield and Hutchinson employ surrealist methodologies to speculate and react against the ‘Black Box’ approach of scientific and technological research. In ‘a world ruled by fictions of every kind’ (JG Ballard) they aim to explore how storytelling can be used to not only speculate but to empower and actively shape reality. Hijacking contemporary trends employed by the creative industries, they have developed a range of works, from 3D printed rocks composed of personalised health data, a video and sound work of ‘cut-up’ language, found footage and CGI animation which explores the mining of the body and the commodification of healthcare via contemporary health apps such as Babylon, Capsule Cares and DeepMind. Alongside aluminum prints mimicking traditional imagery of geographical mining sites and rock samples, using CT scans and microscopic imagery of the body as sites for extraction.


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