Binary adjective: relating to, composed of, or involving two things.
Noun: the binary system of notation
For better of for worse, human society functions around the idea of fitting diversity into rigid, quantifiable segments. Binaries and the attitudes that they bring with them, permeate every part of the human experience. ‘Binary’ aims to deconstruct the real from the imagined and examine why they are felt to be so integral to our society.
‘Binary’ explores this instinct and its place in the often contentious realms of gender, sexuality and body politics. It discusses the effects of binaries, both enforced and self-imposed, have on language, race and cultural identity. Exploring false dichotomies of the physical, this exhibition also explores tangible binaries that exist within photography, science, technology, mathematics.