multiplexer OPEN lectures: Marguerite Humeau

Marguerite Humeau poster

On Friday, March 4, Vehicles for Experimental Practice and the MULTIPLEXER team are inviting you to a talk with Marguerite Humeau, artist and visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths.

Marguerite Humeau’s work explores the possibility of communication between worlds and the means by which knowledge is generated in the absence of evidence or through the impossibility of reaching the object of investigation. Humeau weaves factual events into speculative narratives, therefore enabling unknown, invisible, extinct forms of life to erupt in grandiose splendour. Combining prehistory, occult biology and science fiction in a disconcerting spectacle – the works resuscitate the past, conflate subterranean and subcutaneous, all the while updating the quest genre for the information age.

Marguerite Humeau has exhibited her work in the most prestigious institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York (Talk to Me, 2011, curated by Paola Antonelli), the Hayward Gallery (The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, 2013, curated by Mark Leckey), Serpentine Gallery (Extinction Marathon curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist), De la Warr Pavilion, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She was initially noticed through her diploma project at the Royal College of Art entitled Proposal for Resuscitating Prehistoric Creatures: an odyssey with a quest to resuscitate the sound and create an opera of prehistoric creatures. Her work has also been acquired by the MoMA New York for their permanent collection.

The talk will take place at Goldsmiths in Room LG02 of the Professor Stuart Hall Building, starting 5 pm.