Our collective hope for what the future might look like is heavily shaped by both our past and present. Danish artist Aniara Omann considered just this in Equanipolis; a new exhibition of work at Humber Street Gallery.
The two-floor exhibition used sculpture, textiles and animatronics to explore what the future of humanity might look like. Investigating how our vision of the future is influenced by our experiences with science-fiction film and TV, as well as modern day social and environmental issues.
Omann’s futuristic sculptures use traditional special effects techniques such as silicone–based casting, as well as newer bio-conscious materials that mimic human skin.
Inspired by traditional prop-making, vintage fashion and popular sci-fi, Equanipolis invited you to step into an alternate reality and reconsider the past, present and future.
Aniara Omann’s exhibition Equiniopolis was generously supported by Sea Grown, Scarbourgh www.seagrown.co.uk
Aniara Omann (b. 1987, Denmark) lives and works in Glasgow, UK. Graduated from Glasgow School of Art, MFA and Funen Art Academy, Odense, Denmark. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include: iwillmedievalfutureyou1, Art Sonje Center, KR (Upcoming); Bonding in Whispers, c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e, BE; The Chasm – Franz-Josef-Kai 3/17, AT; (s), Carlsberg byens Galleri, DK; Iwillmedievalfutureyou6, Kunsthal Aarhus, DK; Cross-feed, Market Gallery, Transformationer, Kunsthal Ulys; Final Incarnation, VoidoidARCHIVE; In Drógum, Akureyri Art Museum; Aniara Omann / Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, Celine Gallery, UK; Brad Pitt, Intermedia Gallery, CCA, UK.
Other recent projects and events include: The Occult Turn, Screening, Glasgow University, UK; Like a Rolling Stone, performance at Artists Moving Image Festival, Tramway; Hybrid, performance event at Gallery Celine. Recent text pieces in publications: Desiring solid things; Words of Unknown Origin; Uncle Chop Chop and Gnommero.
Installation view, 2020. Jamie Crewe, Solidarity & Love. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2020. Photo by Jules Lister.
Jamie Crewe, Solidarity & Love
Proboscidea Rappings, Ollie Dook
Wrapping, Nnena Kalu
Frances Disley, The Cucumber Fell in the Sand. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2019. ©Jules Lister
Frances Disley: The Cucumber Fell In The Sand
Jade Montserrat: Instituting Care
Ella Dorton, Journey to the Centre of the Couch (Couches & Other Good Ideas). Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2019. © Jules Lister
Journey To The Centre Of The Couch (Couches & Other Good Ideas), Ella Dorton
The Witching Hour
Keisha Thompson: Man on the Moon
IETM Hull 2019 Artistic Programme
Measures of Life by The Lumen Prize for Digital Art
A Duckie Summer Tea Party / LGBT50
Installation view, 2020. Lucy Clout, ZZZ. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2020. Photo by Jules Lister.
Lucy Clout, ZZZ
Dance Exchange Hull
© Chris Pepper
Hull Takeover: Previews
Image: Athena Papadopoulos, A Tittle-Tattle Tell-a-Tale-Heart, courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist 2019. © James Mulkeen
A Tittle-Tattle Tell-a-Tale Heart, Athena Papadopoulos
Suki Seokyeong Kang
Place To Place: Liverpool Biennial Touring Programme
Jamie Reid XXXXX: Fifty Years of Subversion and The Spirit
Contains Strong Language
Act VII: Land of Green Ginger
John Grant's North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay
Hull Truck Theatre
The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca
Equanipolis, Aniara Omann
Image: Installation View. Mike S Redmond and Faye Coral Jones (MSR FCJ), Ecstatic Rituals.
Emerging Cultural Leaders Mobility Bursary 2019 - Information Event
PRS Foundation New Music Biennial 2019
Image: Cut, Humber Street Gallery 2019. ©James Mulkeen
Cut, Richard Houguez & Graham Jones
Candoco Dance Company Face In by Yasmeen Godder Photography by Hugo Glendinning
IETM Hull 2019 Plenary Meeting
Urban Legends: Northern Lights
Home Town Story
It Takes a Village