Just popped to see this exhibition in my favourite venue and it had a nice range of artworks. Really like the bones turned vases and some of the paintings. Some of the areas were a little bit too dark to see the artworks.
The official blurb: Based around the idea of consciousness and empathy in relation to technology.The title is derived from Philip K. Dicks novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Mercerism is the artificial technology based religion of the future that creates a collective consciousness that leads to an empathy between humans; in a sense an almost spiritualised unity of joy and pain.
Other philosophical concepts explored in the book are what constitutes a human being; in the book empathy is the most vital ingredient(Deckard), whilst in the film version(Blade Runner, 1982) it is memory.