Science Gallery London presents the HOOKED Weekender. Why are we drawn to mind-altering experiences? What are healthy levels of consumption? And how do we know when we’ve had too much of a good thing? Science Gallery London’s very first Friday Late will feed your cravings with a deterioration dance by Kaner Flex, a cocktail making activity with King’s researcher Sadie Boniface and a talk exploring addiction in different cultures with a film by the mighty Dose of Society. Plus much more all cooked up with live music to alter your senses and stimulate your brain. Friday Lates at Science Gallery London are a chance to explore the gallery after hours, enjoy a drink and bite to eat, and discover talks, workshops, performances and music brought to you by inspiring artists and researchers. Free, drop-in. No need to book!
How do apps and online spaces affect our addictive behaviours? Join four experts on the Internet and addiction to discuss the future of our lives online at this interactive event hosted by Science Gallery London. The online world gives us almost instant access to many of the things we crave; illicit drugs via the darknet, unlimited amounts of porn, games that can suck you in for days. What’s more, it has explicitly been designed to be addictive. Who hasn’t found themselves endlessly scrolling through cat videos at 2am? However, it is also a source of information and support, with the anonymity, it provides encouraging many people too hesitant to see a clinician to seek help and advice. BOOK HERE >> Please note doors open at 18:30 This event is part of HOOKED, the Science Gallery London’s season about addiction and recovery. Find out more here
HOOKED – now extended until 27 January – is Science Gallery London’s debut exhibition at their new permanent home in London Bridge. The exhibition and events programme will delve into the complex world of addiction and recovery. From gambling to gaming and smartphones to social media, HOOKED questions what makes us as humans vulnerable to addiction and interrogate the underlying factors and routes to recovery. Science Gallery London invites you to challenge the stigmas associated with addiction, consider addiction as a health issue we are all susceptible to, and explore how recovery takes many forms. How and why do we become addicted? What are the processes of individual and societal recovery? How can we protect ourselves and people living with addiction from harm? And does our consumerist society have a hand in feeding addiction? Developed in association with people who have a lived experience of addiction HOOKED features established and up-and-coming artists and photographers from across the globe, including Rachel Maclean’s Feed Me. The dynamic events programme will continue the conversations sparked by the artworks on display in the exhibition. Full events programme and full list of artworks here Image: Feed Me (2013)-5 © Rachel Maclean.jpg