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​serpentine celebrates 10th anniversary of its marathon series this autumn

In October leading thinkers, writers, scientist and film-makers from around the world will descend on the Serpentine to explore ideas around transformation.

by Felix Petty
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10 September 2015, 4:29pm

Since 2006 London's Serpentine Gallery has played host to a series of Marathon events, which brings together all kinds of artists, film makers, scientists, and philosophers, exploring one topic from hundreds of different perspectives. Following on from last year's Extinction Marathon, and having previously covered the topics of the generation born after 1989, gardens, memory, maps, and poetry, this year's event will take transformation as its theme.

The event promises to  exploring everything from transgender politics, the environment, cyborgs, bio-engineering and artificial intelligence. Serpentine Co-Director, Hans Ulrich Obrist, says, transformation was chosen "specifically to respond to last year's Extinction Marathon. While our time might seem to be characterised by instability - as political status quos, economic systems and scientific certainties are challenged, chaotic weather patterns become the norm, ideas around identity become less rigid and micro-political movements can lead to macro-political change."

So far confirmed Bruno Latour, Tino Sehgal, Grace Wales Bonner, and Eyal Weizman, amongst many many others.

Transformation Marathon takes place at Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, London on Saturday 17th October, from 10am to 10pm. Tickets £15/£10 are available from Ticketweb or via the Serpentine Galleries

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