Antenna Futura – Futurological Exercises for the Unknown
15 Sep - 29 Oct 2016
15 September - 29 October 2016
With: Anna Artaker & Meike S. Gleim, Charlotte Bonjour, Fuchs Borst, Christian Diaz Orejarena, Marjolijn Dijkman, Esel durch Wiederholung, Judith Fegerl, Thomas Feuerstein, Nikolaus Gansterer, Lola Göller, Julie Hayward, Martin Kohout, Linda Kuhn, Sara Lehn, Ralo Mayer, Björn Melhus, David Moises, Julian Röder, Till Ronacher, Betti Scholz & Caroline Ruijgrok, Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, Magda Tothova
Conceived and curated by Claudia Dorfmüller, Lola Göller, and Bettina Scholz
If we lived in the best of all worlds, then destiny would be our best future. That’s seldom the case in the books, films, and predictions about the voyage through the space-time continuum. the chronically fatal situation: the battle for frontiers and identity, the human race threatened by self-generated artificial intelligence – ultimately, the future of humanity. Antenna Futura follows tangents with such compelling themes, but it’s main focus probes the thought patterns we develop to create an image of the future. Utilising notions of the archive, magic, prognosis, and other methods of prediction, the presented objects, paintings, installations, photography, and video works address the core question of the exhibition: How can we conceive the unknown? We contemplate, speculate, and fabulate under the influence of the wealth of information and potentials spawned by an overloaded present.
Imagining how the Earth will one day be and how we will experience it in the future also implies confronting it together with our present and past. Antenna Futura has transmitted signals and activated its sensors to receive answers from the infinite array of possible future scenarios.