SPUR Leeds: About Time + Major New Commission

Georgie Grace

Georgie Grace

About Time

October 2015 - January 2016
SPUR is pleased to announce About Time, a satellite programme of contemporary art curated by a consortium of Leeds-based artists and curators led by Mexico, Pavilion and SPUR running alongside the British Art Show 8. Watch out for our upcoming commissions, screenings, reading groups and events on the About Time website.

Major New Commission
Georgie Grace

SPUR is pleased to share a major new video commission by artist Georgie Grace 'A wonderful future where you have back up copies' (2015) part of the About Time programme. The video is part of an ongoing research project into speculative technologies, wishful thinking and the concept of the singularity. Beginning with the claim made by tech entrepreneurs that in the near future we might be able to scan and fully capture the data of our minds, the video explores what implications the ability to upload our brains and restore ourselves from back up would have for our concepts of time, memory, experience and risk. Grace's work will be exhibited on our landing site until 14 January 2016 but will also feature in a screening and in conversation event in November