Twas the Saturday before Christmas or at least ’twill be,
Hexen 2.0 at The Science Museum
Ever been in the situation where you’re not that into an exhibition but don’t want to look bad by just walking past paintings so you count down the 3 (very long) minutes before you think it’s safe to move onto the next piece?
Well fear not, this is an exhibition that you’ll be leaving a queue behind you as you take great care to look at every detail in Suzanne Treister‘s work. From her historical diagrams charting interrelated histories to her psychedelic tarot cards which I imagine look a little something like what my new age engineering professor saw when he was tripping.
To quote the official blurb… HEXEN 2.0 looks into histories of scientific research behind government programmes of mass control, investigating parallel histories of countercultural and grass roots movements. HEXEN 2.0 charts, within a framework of post-WWII U.S. governmental and military imperatives, the coming together of diverse scientific and social sciences through the development of cybernetics, the history of the internet, the rise of Web 2.0 and increased intelligence gathering, and the implications for the future of new systems of societal manipulation towards a control society.
HEXEN 2.0 is at the Science Museum now until 1 May, entry is free