Monday, January 24, 2005

HI art

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the work of David Pearce is being celebrated by a group of New York artists. Understandably so, considering that the object of the homage is Pearce's The Hedonistic Imperative. The exhibition, which started on January 14, is a tribute to Pearce's 1996 online manifesto, which calls for the abolition of suffering throughout the living world. If you live in the area, I would strongly advise you to go --or, better yet, to organize a group visit with other transhumanist sympathizers. The event will take place at Jack the Pelican (487 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg, New York City), and will last until February 20.

One of the works exhibited:


Kim Keever, Where 3, 2000, photo, 48 x 60"

And an excerpt from the press release:
Jack the Pelican is pleased to present “The Hedonistic Imperative,” guest-curated by Graham Guerra.

Artists include James Adams, Matt Borruso, Carl D'Alvia, Michael Joaquin Grey, Paul Jacobsen, Jerry Kearns, Kim Keever, Ted Mineo, Norm Paris, Michael Rees, Robert Yarber and Suzanne Walters

The show is a tribute to David Pearce’s 1996 online manifesto of the same name, which calls for the elimination of suffering in all sentient beings through genetic engineering, nanotechnology and neuroscience. “The world’s last unpleasant experience,” he writes, “will be a precisely dateable event.”

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