Transition Gallery
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Unit 25a Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London, E8 4QN. UK

Mike Bartlett / Kirsty Buchanan / Ruth Collins / Cathy Lomax / Alex Michon / Eloise Rose / Alli Sharma…..‘By the late twentieth century, our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism…’Donna J.Haraway, ‘Simians, Cyborgs and Women’.1991. There is something unerringly strange about dolls in what Marina Warner has called ‘their ever protracted undecided state, between life and not-life’[i]. Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori’s theory of ‘The Uncanny Valley’ holds that when human replicants look and act almost, but not perfectly, like human beings, it causes a response of revulsion; the ‘Valley’ is the dip in the comfort level of humans when confronted by these doppelgangers. [i] Marina Warner, Phantasmagoria, pg 53