Matthieu Gafsou (CH)


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022
Image: Matthieu Gafsou, from the series [H+], 2015-18. Courtesy the artist and Galerie C/MAPS.

Image: Matthieu Gafsou, from the series H+, 2015-18. Courtesy the artist and Galerie C/MAPS.


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022


St Paul's Cathedral (outdoor) [i]
Cnr Flinders St/Swanston St, Melbourne
24 hrs





To what extent will humans modify their bodies with technology? And at what point do we stop being human?

The transhumanist movement aims to augment the human body through use of science and technology. It manifests everywhere, from everyday objects like pacemakers and smartphones to tech fantasies advocating immortality and the abandonment of the flesh in favour of the machine.

In H+, Swiss artist Matthieu Gafsou tracks the transhumanist movement across Europe. Far from being science fiction, H+ is about the present—from biohackers working in garages to scientists working in major labs—Gafsou explores the transformations that are already under way.

Following its critically acclaimed debut at Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2018, this Australian Exclusive takes the transhumanist movement to the streets of Melbourne, with nine images from the series towering over Swanston Street on the lawns of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Curated by Photo Australia

Supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

View on Map


PHOTO Channel

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March