Liverpool – No Such Thing as Gravity questions the belief that science equates to truth.
No Such Thing as Gravity uses art to reconsider the supposedly fixed nature of science. The exhibition draws on the idea that the widely accepted fundamentals of science are in fact as much a belief system as religion, with theories such as the laws of gravity contested among scientists.
The work Action at a Distance (2015) by Yin-Ju Chen, a three-channel video installation, exemplifies this idea by presenting a world in which science and pseudoscience (mysticism and astrology) are each as much a viable belief system for approaching modern medicine as the other.
‘Is it now a good time to examine some of the admitted fault-lines of knowledge, and for artists to work creatively with scientists to suggest some more transformative and less conventional approaches?’ asks curator Rob La Frenais.
Art and science are conventionally viewed as opposites, but by looking at them in conjunction with one another we can gain a new perspective on what it now means to be human. Read more in our AwakeningTech macrotrend.