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Alternative 23 - IMT Gallery

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION entitled Alternative 23 will be on display at IMT Gallery from December 5, 2014 to January 25, 2015.

Alternative 23 is an exhibition of works by Steve Aylett, David Blandy, Let Me Feel Your Finger First, Laura Oldfield Ford, Plastique Fantastique and Henrik Schrat, including the first screening of Let Me Feel Your Finger First’s Postcolonial Capers.

In 1985, DC Comics in the US had taken the commercial decision to unify the complex and contradictory character stories arcs from its various strips such as Superman, Batman and Green Lantern.

The resultant crossover series, Crisis on Infinite Earths, saw the heroes attempting to align all of the surviving Earths into one single reality that would then make DC Comics continuity more straightforward so as not to confuse potential new readers.

In 1987, Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell’s Zenith, a politically-engaged superhero comic strip originally published in British weekly 2000 AD, brought together a group of superheroes from across multiple realities to battle a mysterious Lovecraftian threat.

This threat is intent on aligning all the universes, or ‘Alternatives’, into one, simple universe. Rather than reduce the complex and the inconsistent into a formal dialectic, the heroes of Zenith attempt to defend and maintain multiplicities. They meet on a world in Alternative 23.

Admission: Free.

Times: Thursday to Sunday from 12 – 6pm or by appointment. Closed for the holidays from December 25 to January 2.

IMT Gallery, Unit 2/210 Cambridge Heath Road, Londo, E2 9NQ UK