Christopher Kulendran Thomas, New Eelam: Bristol

Image Credit: Christopher Kulendran Thomas New Eelam (2018) in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann. Installation view: I Was Raised on the Internet, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Courtesy the artist

Spike Island, Bristol, BS1 6UX

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Saturday 19 January 2019 – Sunday 24 March 2019
Opening Hours: 9am-5pm

Initiated as a long-term artwork in the form of a real estate technology company, New Eelam has brought together a team of specialists across the fields of finance, architecture, technology and art to develop a new form of housing for global living. Founded by artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas, the venture is an ongoing experiment to explore how a post-capitalist economy could be grown out of the existing economic system rather than in opposition to it.

New Eelam: Bristol presents a sci-fi vision of an alternate reality. The 'concept space' at Spike Island – developed in collaboration with New Eelam’s Creative Director Annika Kuhlmann as part of the venture’s ongoing research and development process – features technologies such as hydroponic home-farming systems presented as living sculptures. A newly commissioned series of micro videos proposes how a more liquid form of citizenship could be constructed beyond national boundaries.

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