Image - Phil Soliman & Umberto Grassi 'Phil is Unnatural' [video still]
An exhibition of videos depicting a person marked with the worst insult they have ever endured. Unnatural examines the “Madness of Many” that social media makes manifest. It juxtaposes the repression of transgressive sexual and gender behaviour throughout history with the modern phenomenon of cyberbullying, and the continued persecution of queer people in mainstream media.
The exhibition aims to encourage discussion around how the angry mob, sometimes armed with a sense of divine justice, has been, and continues to be, a source of security through the ‘scapegoating’ of others.
Octapod and The Lock-Up present Critical Animals as part of This is Not Art.