Suzanne Treister at the Science Museum

British artist Suzanne Treister is bringing her exhibition HEXEN 2.0 to the Science Museum for eight weeks between the March and May 2012.

The exhibition will display a number of large scale diagrams, as well as an updated deck of hand-coloured Tarot cards that depict a combination of the traditional sciences with social science.

Suzanne Treister is a researcher, who combines her findings on cybernetics, the rise of web 2.0, the internet and computing, social engineering, and mass intelligence gathering, to create the alchemical designs that will be on display.

The exhibition centres on post WWII developments in society and the government research into societal manipulation, with a look at links between countercultures.

Head of Arts Projects, Hannah Redler, at the Science Museum said that the exhibition examines ‘significant developments in the recent history of technology’ with a view to unpicking societal truths and coming up with alternative theories. She said:

‘‘HEXEN 2.0’ is a beautiful, compelling body of work which will captivate and amaze our visitors.’

Primarily a painter, Suzanne Treister has been a successful artist since the early 1980’s and was one of the first to use modern technology; new media and the web, as a basis for her work.

Artist, Suzanne Treister, said: ‘I hope this work can bring to Science Museum audiences a deeper understanding of specific histories, theories and future hypotheticals of the sciences within a broader picture of science’s interrelationships with the cultural, the political, the military and the social.’

Her work now looks into unconventional research methods, which expose the networks that unite knowledge with power and identity. She added:

‘By representing these subjects and histories through the lens of the alchemical and the occult, HEXEN 2.0 offers a space where one may use the works as a tool to envision possible alternative futures.’

The exhibition runs from the 7th March to the 1st May 2012 and will reside on the Bridge gallery within the Science Museum.