St. John on Bethnal Green Church
Friday, July 2, 2021
Saturday, July 31, 2021
The Belfry and North Gallery at St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Road, London. E2 9PA
Alter Us

Alter Us is a London-based, multi-disciplinary art collective that questions, and attempts to offer solutions to, pressing issues at the forefront of our contemporary context. Their concerns include capitalism and inequality, individualism, connection and disconnection in human relations, sustainability, and the relationship between nature and new technologies in the age of
the Anthropocene. The group presents a new exhibition, entitled Last Sunset / New Sunrise, which takes its theme from one of the questions which form the collective’s manifesto: Are we moving towards the last sunset or a new sunrise? Each participating artist has reflected on this question, exploring the complexities of our species’ survival, made especially pertinent by the backdrop of a global pandemic.
The exhibition is taking place at St. John on Bethnal Green Church and is divided into two distinct spaces: a Dark Room, simulating the twilight of the last sunset, and a White Room, evoking the brightness of a new sunrise. The opposition of the spaces allows for a dialogue between the contrasting possibilities of our potential extinction and sustained future existence. As well as contemplation on the influence of our species as a whole, Alter Us invites reflection on the impact of our individual actions and their role in the planet’s future. In other words, how can we be a part of a new sunrise and not be fated to watch the last sunset?
Participating artists: César Baracca, Lorenzo Belenguer, Lois Bentley, Tere Chad, Mandeep Dillon, Paul Hindle, Margaret Jennings, Maritina Keleri, M. Lohrum, Nathalie Mei, Tom Norris, Teresa Paiva, Christopher Pearson, Ana Luiza Rodrigues, Ludmila Sigismondo, Aleksandr Tishkov and Giuseppe Mario Urso.
Instagram: @Alter.Us | Email: [email protected] (RSVP to attend)
Private View Performances:
Thursday 1st July 2021
6:15 – 6:30pm: Lois Bentley & Martin Kelly
6:45 – 7:00pm: M. Lohrum & Alter Us
7:15 – 8:15pm: Paul Hindle & Zara
8:30 – 9:00pm: Teresa Paiva & Sarah White
9:10 – 9:25pm: Lois Bentley & Martin Kelly
9:30 – 9:50pm: Sarah White
Online Guided Tour:
Saturday 10th July
12:00 – 1:00pm: Physical and online event to be broadcast live via @Alter.Us on IGTV
Panel Discussion:
Tuesday 20th July
6:30 – 7:30pm: Broadcast live via YouTube: