A Wonderful Future Where You Have Back Up Copies: Screening & Artist Talk, 2015

A screening and artist talk event on 27 November 2015 for SPUR’s commission by Georgie Grace, ‘A wonderful future whereyou have back up copies’ (2015), which is part of an ongoing research project into speculative technologies, wishful thinking, and the concept of The Singularity. Beginning with the claim made by tech entrepreneurs that in the near future we might be able toscan and fully capture the data of our minds, the video explores what implications the ability to upload our brains and restore ourselves from back up would have for our concepts of time, memory, experience and risk.

Georgie Grace is part of the Jerwood 3 Phase project and has recently shown at East Side Projects in Birmingham and JerwoodSpace in London. Her practice considers the intangible quality ofthe digital screen through still and moving image.

The event took place on Friday 27 November 2015, 6.30 – 7.30pm at the About Time Timeshare space at The Brunswick, North Street, Leeds