The Authentic Fake

An interdisciplinary showcase of visual and live art that explores the simulation of the real - a reality generated not from the observable world but from ideas.

at Blasé House

The​ ​Authentic​ ​Fake​​ ​is​ ​the​ ​culmination​ ​of​ ​a​ ​programme​ ​exploring​ ​the​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​reality.​ ​After looking​ ​into​ ​the​ ​way​ ​we​ ​receive​ ​and​ ​decipher​ ​sensorial​ ​information​ ​in​ ​Decoding​ ​Sensations and​ ​diving​ ​into​ ​altered​ ​states​ ​of​ ​consciousness​ ​with​ ​[IN]sane,​ ​we​ ​are​ ​turning​ ​our​ ​eyes​ ​to​ ​the world​ ​of​ ​hyperreality, where the real has been replaced by its own representation.

The​ ​current​ ​state​ ​of​ ​technology,​ ​the​ ​explosion​ ​of​ ​information​ ​and​ ​mass​ ​media,​ ​the dissolution​ ​of​ ​the​ ​materiality​ ​of​ ​objects,​ ​and the​ ​primacy​ ​of​ ​images​ ​in​ ​Western​ ​societies, have changed the way we define ourselves both individually and collectively. We are using the idea of hyperreality to question and destabilise concepts such as identity, gender, veracity, origins and social order, touching on subjects like simulation & copy, collective narratives, organic vs inorganic, fact & fantasy, and the consequences in social and political discourse.

Artists: Risja Steeghs, Sorin Choi, Gareth Hopkins, Lola de la Mata, Peter Barnard, Valentina Stocco, Lily Ashley, Hugo Hamlet, Mirei Yazawa, Joel Cahen, Julian Weaver, Paul Nataraj, Kevin Logan

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Opening Times
Preview: Thursday 14 June, 6-9pm
15 - 17 June 2018
Friday to Sunday, 1-6pm

Blasé House
Q2, 55 Wallis Road,
E9 5LH