Thinking About the Immortality of the Crab by James Hewins

Event, Exhibitions

Friday 28th May 6:00pm – Sunday 4th July 2021

Thinking About the Immortality of the Crab is a visual contemplation of a dystopian future and the post-human. Synthetic flesh forms and crab-like creatures gather in a chaotic scene of an imagined future, amid remnants of the present-day. The mechanical and biological merge in the waste, illuminated by disembodied automotive lights. Seeping light from a backlit advertisement of an unknown product radiate across the rock face, lasers scan the landscape. The work is an assemblage of found materials and new forms.


‘Thinking about the immortality of the crab’ (Pensando en la inmortalidad del cangrejo) is a Spanish idiom about daydreaming. The phrase is usually a humorous way of saying that one was not sitting idly, but engaged constructively in contemplation or letting one’s mind wander.


Join us for the IRL launch at the Hidden Wardrobe on Friday 28th May. You can get your ticket here.


If you miss out on tickets for the exhibition launch or are unable to attend don’t worry, we will also be launching the event online on our YouTube channel.


You can also visit the exhibition in person in the windows of the Hidden Wardrobe on Old Northam Road anytime from Friday 28th May to Sunday 4th July 2021.