To tame is to subdue, control and to discipline. It occurs, insidiously, on both conscious and subconscious levels. In the age of techno-capitalism, our bodies undergo this as daily routine – we are invariably tracked, monitored and conditioned. The Untamed aims to reclaim power and control over the evasive techniques made to domesticate us into sanitised oblivion.
In order to deconstruct and subvert these systems, the artists in this exhibition explore new configurations between artificial plasticity and physically embodied desire. They push the limitations of the body, relying on forbidden modifications - mutating, layering, stretching, cutting, splitting, splicing, marking, glitching, invading - to escape social expectations and create new complex identities. Celebrating, rather than shaming, a hunger to dismantle normative and essentialist constraints, they lean towards an alien anatomy that is beyond human flesh and bone. The result is a carnal revolution predicated on the limitless possibilities of what our bodies can achieve when freed.