Debbie Symons, Arrivals/Departures, 2011. Video still.
2112 Imagining the FutureCurator: Dr Linda Williams
By resisting predictions of inevitable global disaster, or nuclear winters, the artworks explore the idea that although the unintended consequences of human actions have already begun to shape our future, the future is not fixed and is a domain that can shift and change according to human vision and consensus.
2112 Imagining the Future will feature works in a variety of media, exploring largely dystopian and occasionally utopian glimpses of a future world. This exhibition arises from research undertaken in the Globalization and Culture Program in the Global Cities Research Institute at RMIT University.
“Art depicts the present and the present rapidly transforms into the future. Art makes the present much more coherent and palpable than it usually appears. Seeing the present as it is, makes the future vaguely visible.” – Stephen Haley, artist.
Philip Brophy, Justine Cooper, Keith Cottingham, Thomas Doyle, Lesley Duxbury, Kellyann Geurts, Stephen Haley, Kirsten Johannsen, Sam Leach, Tony Lloyd, Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, Mariko Mori, Hisaharu Motoda, Lyndal Osborne, Patricia Piccinini, Philip Samartzis, Roman Signer, Superflex, Debbie Symons, Stephanie Valentin, Darren Wardle, Kenji Yanobe , Ken + Julia Yonetani, Now and When: Australian Urbanism
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