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Science Gallery to launch with addiction exhibit at Pullman Yards

Science Gallery to launch with interactive, inaugural exhibition ‘HOOKED’ 

Science, art, technology, and design converge in world-class exploration of addiction and recovery

Science Gallery at Emory University will launch its inaugural exhibition, “HOOKED: When Want Becomes Need,” May 14, 2022 at Pullman Yards in Atlanta’s historic Kirkwood district. This free, world-class, interactive experience blends science, art, technology, and design to provide a visually compelling and thought-provoking look at the world of addiction and recovery.

“HOOKED” speaks to young people ages 15-25 and all of those with a curiosity for science, art, and the social contexts and consequences of addiction and recovery. The exhibition uses engaging mediums, scientific research, and provocation to educate and inspire guests, encourage them to form their own opinions, and challenge conventions.

“Leading researchers at Emory University are asking cutting-edge questions about addiction and recovery,” says “HOOKED” co-curator, Hannah Redler-Hawes. “‘HOOKED’ brings their work together with work by other international experts, and creations by astonishing local and international artists.”

Co-produced with Science Gallery at King’s College London, “HOOKED” comes to life within a dynamic environment where a range of films, installations, and sculptures examine addiction as a global health issue and an inherent risk of the human condition.

These inspiring visuals explore the different forms of addiction, from drugs and alcohol to gambling, mobile devices, and online shopping. This includes dazzling digital installations, an immersive cardboard city made of fast fashion delivery boxes, and much more. An interactive walk-in sculptural figure, entitled “We’re All Searching for Rest,” allows visitors to contribute objects related to their personal journeys of addiction and recovery. The video installation “Addictive Stories” spotlights perspectives based on lived experiences, courtesy of first-person narratives

Pullman Yards, a hub for cultural and creative engagement, serves as the perfect backdrop for “HOOKED.” The acclaimed venue’s intown location proves attractive to locals and tourists alike, with easy access to downtown Atlanta and all the city has to offer.

“We couldn’t think of a more relevant way to open our doors in Atlanta, a city with a strong reputation for both science and the arts,” says “HOOKED” co-curator, Floyd Hall. “Beginning with ‘HOOKED,’ our goal is to continue to share educational, exploratory, and enlightening exhibitions that inspire the curiosity of our guests, especially the scientists, artists, and creators of tomorrow.”

To learn more about additional special events taking place throughout the run of the exhibition, visit: Atlanta.ScienceGallery.com. Complimentary ticket reservations are available on the website.

Science Gallery at Emory University presents “HOOKED: When Want Becomes Need”

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. May 14 to September 4, 2022. Free. Reservations can be made online at Atlanta.ScienceGallery.com. Walk-up admission available. Pullman Yards, 225 Rogers St. N.E., Atlanta.

Science Gallery at Emory University brings science, art, technology, and design together to deliver world-class educational and cultural experiences. Equal parts engaging and interactive, these events and exhibitions are designed to inspire a passion in young people for new ideas and areas of interest, equipping them with resilience, empathy, and ethical understanding. Science Gallery’s curated programs encourage tomorrow’s leaders to take action and find solutions to the challenges facing both local and global communities. Science Gallery leads by example, conducting an array of comprehensive and interdisciplinary research projects with international impact. Science Gallery at Emory University is a member of Science Gallery Network, consisting of eight leading universities across four continents united around a singular mission: to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide.

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