August 4, 2018

Petronics (ver 1.0) | Gerard Carson at Framewerk, Belfast

04/08/2018 – 18/08/2018 – 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Framewerk, 10 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast
Private View Event: Saturday 4th August, 2-5pm. Petronics (“petros” + “electronics”) is concerned with the contingency of matter within the context of accelerated modes of technological production, ecological breakdown, and the indeterminate vectors of their effects/affects. The unknown quantities of matter become a malign force by their transformation into tools and energy resources, where they permeate environments, bodies, atmospheres, and communities. The extraction of antediluvian matter (oil, coal, gas) catalyzes a potent toxicity, where mutated objects feed hyper-capitalist agendas of accumulation. This is a feature of excessive phenomena that the philosopher Timothy Morton has described as “Hyperobjects”, a term that…
Petronics (ver 1.0) | Gerard Carson at Framewerk, Belfast