Oxy Moron

Using the modern-day cyborg (A Cyborg Manifesto, Donna Haraway) as a metaphorical narrative, Oxy Moron evolves around different notions of human / humanoid / superhuman existence in an age of rapid technological advancement and corporate capitalism.

Malika Fankha - Oxy Moron 16:9

The fading boundaries between nature and technology entail the promise of a utopian post-gender future beyond destructive dualisms and dichotomies such as female / male, real / fake, whole / partial etc. which leaves room for multiplicity, contradiction, otherness and a queer perspective on identity politics. On the other hand, we are easily seduced by the alluring aura of technological possibilities to optimize ourselves to perfection – a scenario that will give rise to new hierarchies and social disparities.

Moving seamlessly from fiction to fact, Oxy Moron is a constant transformation of multiple identities applying narratives of science fiction, online culture and capitalist consumerism to create a new logic of socio-critical satire and live entertainment. Even though conceived as a “parodied future myth” it is an earnest invitation to embrace rather than reject the abject, the debased, the grotesque and the marginalized.

By: Malika Fankha — Supported by: workspacebrussels



07.05.2018 - 29.05.2018