UK based multi-disciplinary artist Oreet Ashery’s new exhibition Revisiting Genesis goes on show at Tyneside Cinema’s Gallery from Friday 28th October until Tuesday 6th December. Ashery’s work utilises a plethora of disciplines including audio/visual, sculpture, installation and theatre to explore challenges faced by society and the individual in the 21st Century. Revisiting Genesis takes shape as a twelve episode web series which follows two nurses who assist people actively preparing for death to create biographical slideshows serving as their posthumous digital legacy.
Ashery’s work is political charged, so confronting emotional or physically difficult subjects is intrinsic to her approach. Revisiting Genesis reaches deep into our ideas about death and the digital era we live in, exploring philosophical, socio-political, practical and emotional implications of death and withdrawal. A film season and symposium will take place from Friday 2nd until Sunday 4th December to expand on ideas raised by the exhibition, in which guest curator and author Michele Aaron will curate a special series of films which explore issues surrounding narrative and gender in film, with the artist herself talking to Dr Laden Cockshut about how death is used to create ideas around gender.