Ian Haig works across media, from video, sculpture, drawing, technology based media and installation. Haig’s practice refuses to accept that the low and the base level are devoid of value and cultural meaning. His body obsessed themes can be seen throughout a large body of work over the last twenty years. Previous works have looked to the contemporary media sphere and its relationship to the visceral body, the degenerative aspects of pervasive new technologies, to cultural forms of fanaticism and cults, to ideas of attraction and repulsion, body horror and the defamiliarisation of the human body.
ian haig
Pox Party, 2022
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Mutated hackable bodies, bodies that didn’t quite work out and bodies that can no longer be classified as bodies. The nightclub as a hedonistic plasma pool and human petri dish of flesh, meat and the end of the body as we know it.

Drawing on the transhumanist musings of Yuval Noah Harari….”We need to re-invent democracy in this new era in which humans are now hackable animals…Transhumanism is a means by which we exterminate homo sapiens as a species, and go into a post-human experience of reality, where the only thing relevant is the computational synthetic process of a selected set of inputs controlled by a cloud computer”

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