The Universal Addressability Of Dumb Things

De La Warr Pavilion

13 July – 20 October 2013

Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey curates an exploration of the weird and wonderful world of modern technology.

This exhibition reflects on a world where technology can bring inanimate 'things' to life. It's a world where websites predict what we want, we can ask our mobile phones for directions and smart fridges suggest recipes, count calories and even switch on the oven.

With Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey as curator, the display delves into the magical world of new technology, as well as tracing its connections to the beliefs of our distant past.

Historical and contemporary works of art, videos, machines, archaeological artefacts and iconic objects all feature, as well as a giant inflatable cartoon figure of Felix the Cat – the first image ever transmitted on TV.

This is a Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London.

Venue information

Opening times

Sun – Fri, 10am – 5pm

Sat, 10am – 6pm

Closed 25 Dec

24 and 31 Dec, 10am – 3pm

26 Dec and 1 Jan, 10am – 4pm

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