Media art installation made by accumulating a huge amount of visual and historical material and editing this huge collection of data into massive, sweeping waves of tiny images or large abstract shapes, that form an immersive environment.
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Concerned with being constantly updated, with obtaining the latest model of who knows what, with wearing the badge of the modern, informed, up-to-date consumer.
Undermined by ubiquitous messages that insist in reminding us that there’s always something better, that what we have is nor will never be enough, is bound to be old, of the last season or, which is the same but not, of centuries ago, which in consumption is equal to an era.
What if we decide not to be?
What if we decide not to run in pursuit of a future made into a gadget, a SUV or a trendy shirt?
It’s then that we realise we’re forced. That was seemed an option is nothing but a way to mask the fact that the objects themselves force us to discard them.
They have a voice of their own and take command.
The operating system is no longer compatible with the software we need to install, the laptop does not have the required input for the new peripheral, the Ikea table didn’t resist the move, the soles of the shoes we bought last spring have come apart.
All of this thoroughly programmed to support a system that in turn supports us. To keep a job, to support the job of those who support ours, to not break a cycle of purchase-disposal-purchase beyond which we panic just to look.
And while we once again prepare to update, we fill up the trash bin with wasted resources. We dispose of the work of others: work designed to be thrown away. Objects with a programmed expiration date, which serve their only function without errors or delays: to make sure we remember to make our next purchase.
Is this the only way to keep the cycle?
How long will resources be able to support a race without (a) finishing line(s)?
FUTURESTATES short film made by Ramin Bahrani featuring a story about the plastic bag that is narrated by Werner Herzog.
FUTURESTATES is a series of independent mini-features/short narrative films created by established filmmakers and emerging talents transforming today’s complex social issues into visions about what life will be like in decades to come. More info: futurestates.tv
Click on image to watch a slide show of the online exhibition curated by fernandoprats for ****contrasted gallery. The selection is made of images published in the arts/culture magazine Y SIN EMBARGO and it features artworks from Rosa Delia Guerrero, Leonie Polah, Ezook, Alain Vaisierre, Oriol Espinal, dou_ble_you, Jurek Durczak, fernandoprats, Azurebumble, Kozology, Françoise Lucas, Wilma Eras, Manuel Diumenjó, Jef Safi, Alicia Pallas, Brancolina, Augusto Rosa, Bill Horne, Thomas Hagström, Jacob Schere, Lawrence Roberts, Natalia Osiatynska, Susan Wolff, htakat, Sabine Portela, Mensaka, galaad, Jose Javier Gonzalez, Lucky Clov, Doris Stritcher , Gabriel Magri, Olivier Gilet, Yves Moreaux, Teng Tan, Ron Herrema, Mara Carrion, R Galan, Yanomano, Nacho Piédrola, Inga Melnikova, Barbara Stumm, dba lehane, Patricia Gil, Lisa Kehoe, Alba Escayo, Zep Wernbacher, Simon Fröehlich, Zep Wernbacher, Francisco Neto, Thomas Zicola, Victor Obrist, JPCandelier, Nigel Christian, Ionah, Mark Valentine, Enric Leor, Sam Javanrouh and Boris.
Immadencity, Buenos Aires contemporary architecture is a photo-series made by Fernando Prats and the title of the photo book, that is in July going to be published in both standard and deluxe editions. A selection of images from this series with an interview is presented in Red Square Gallery’s current exhibition, to view click here.