Please join on on THURSDAY, MAY 5TH, at 6:00 PM EST at Eastern Bloc for the official opening party for In the Middle, a Chimera, as well as the opening for the exhibition element at Eastern Bloc. No reservation is required; mask wearing will be mandatory, and social distancing will be maintained during the event.
The exhibition will be open at Eastern Bloc up until and including May 18th from Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST.
In the Middle, a Chimera considers how new, breakthrough technology developed under the veil of capitalism inevitably bends to its whirling, maelstrom pull (sometimes despite more communitarian originary intentions): the goal of this exhibition/project is to envision and develop community-oriented futures where this pull is redirected towards mutually beneficial relationships, and ways in which we might undermine or re-conceptualize these technologies to not only nurture ourselves but our surrounding ecosystems and environments.
jacqueline beaumont | post-binary genetic sequences
jacqueline beaumont is a bio-material architect, artist and researcher. Her research weaves together Queer Ecology, Artificial Reproductive technologies, Transgender studies and Material engineering. She has been exhibited, lectured and recognized internationally including a gold medal from IGEM (MIT 2019), Concordia university undergraduate fellowship(2020), presented work at MUTEK (2021), Culture² (2021), Center Pompidou (behavioral matter 2019), and FoFa Gallery (2020). She graduated with a BFA in Fibers and Material practices at Concordia University. Currently she works as a research affiliate of the Milieux institute under Dr.Alice Jarry (Concordia University research chair in Critical Practices in Materials and Materiality) as well as the Biointerface lab at Mcgill.