A new exhibition that explores the moralities of the western world through a variety of dystopian formats is coming to Castlefield Gallery.

CYBERJUNK takes place on the planet Durt 1,000 years after the Quantum Crash: a botched experiment that saw the first humanoid quantum teleportation result in a disaster of apocalyptic scale.

This fictional landscape is inhabited by Borgs, who reside in the only liveable environment left on Durt, and ‘Droer – The Carrier of the Maggot’, who serves as a protector from outside threats.

CYBERJUNK marks John Powell-Jones’ first major solo exhibition, and will span a range of mediums including 2D and 3D animation, life-size characters, a comic book, ceramics and tufted wall hangings.

The speculative work is inspired by European folklore, body horror, survival horror and science fiction, and reimagines capitalism and neoliberal ideology as cyborgs, demons and maggots.

Characters from CYBERJUNK also recently appeared in Technotrash: The Fellowship of Technoid (2020) a performance for the Holden Gallery, Manchester and Quantum Loop (2020) a video series exhibited as part of This Is A Not Me, IMT gallery, London.

Powell-Jones’ exhibition officially opens to the public on October 17, though free preview tickets for Thursday 14 October, and special slow-preview tickets for Saturday 16 October are available to book now.

Sun 17 Oct - Sun 19 Dec, Castlefield Gallery,
2 Hewitt St, Greater, Manchester M15 4GB
, Free
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 11 Oct 2021