18–19 OCTOBER 2014
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
London W2 3XA
The Serpentine, together with artist Gustav Metzger – who acts as co-curator and mentor to this year’s Marathon – has invited a world-class line-up of artists, writers, scientists, film-makers, choreographers, theorists and musicians, including Heman Chong, to explore the complex and timely topic of extinction through talks, conversations, performances and screenings.
Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future will be the ninth in the Serpentine’s annual Marathon series, an ambitious event that brings together the fields of art, culture, science and technology. Approaching the topic through the prism of visual art, Extinction Marathon addresses the philosophical and artistic image of the end and the void, as well as new ways of envisioning and imagining the future. The two-day event, which comprises a non-stop series of 15-minute presentations in The Magazine at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, will be live-streamed by thespace.org.
Image: Benedict Drew, Public Address (video still), 2004, HD video, courtesy of the artist and Matt’s Gallery London.