After the Presents of the Future project in Malta and Gozo came to an end in May this year, we had been enthusiastic about managing the final implementation of Turnton Docklands as well as the launch of our anniversary publications Lückenhaft & Kryptisch // Ambiguous & Incomplete simultaneously. Our (less) secret plan was to have lots and lots of Time’s Up anniversary publications given away (or hopefully, sold..) while Turnton Docklands is being shown at LENTOS during the Ars Electronica Festival and afterwards.
Oh well … if my memory serves me well… it was around mid May that we had to accept that our original plan was not just too ambitious but even preposterous! Continue reading
There is Turnton Docklands – a physical narrative staged as an experiential future displayed at LENTOS Kunstmuseum in Linz. A walk-through environment which allows visitors to explore a possible future, circling around the interweaving of a dystopic ecological situation and an utopian socio-political and fair economical system.
And then there is the Turnton Gazette – a newspaper, published on September, 6th 2047 – addressing and intensifying some of the themes and aspects which are represented in the physical surrounding. The Gazette also extends and introduces additional interests and branches which have been crucial in the creation and development of the future scenario behind the implemented version of Turnton Docklands. Continue reading
Saying anything other than that we experienced a series of overwhelming, wonderful days, would be simply untrue.
As too well known, the last days before an opening are traditionally kind of intense… Even though we know, somewhere in the very back of our minds, that we will manage to get ready for the opening, a tinge of uncertainty remains and keeps us up on our toes until the very last minute… Continue reading
It’s just a few more hours and the city-gates will be opened. Once again Elisa Unger produced this final glimpse into Turnton Docklands at LENTOS Kunstmuseum, which will be shown until the 22nd of October as part (Featured Artist) of the ARS Electronica.
Turnton Docklands has emerged out of a project we started in the context of Changing Weathers, a pan-European project made possible with the support from: Creative Europe Culture, BKA-Kunst, Linz Kultur and Kulturland OÖ. The current version is kindly supported through LinzAG, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, ARS Electronica, Valletta2018, BKA-Kunst, Linz Kultur and Kulturland OÖ.
…announcing a Time’s Up show / or much more – seeing a Time’s Up show announced – in the window of LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz feels – hmm, yes, feels still slightly funny…
The coming week will be very much dominated by Turnton Docklands, our current physical narrative, set as an experienctial future and exhibited during the Ars Electronica 2017 at LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz.
Beginning from October though, there will be follow up futures-orientated project – Cabitnet of Futures becoming the center of our attention! Cabinet of Futures is a Valletta 2018 project as part of the Cultural Programme.
And to keep in mind – our publication “Lückenhaft & Kryptisch // Ambiguous & Incomplete” will make its way into the printing house as well as to the publisher!
… or decent reuse / recycle / repurpose!
A huge piece of black fabric – protecting our then (in 2004) current and until now last exhibition during ARS Electronica “Sensory Circus” from heavy thunderstorms and rain made it into our current ARS Electronica contribution Turnton Docklands…
while unfolding this piece of fabric we found out, that it is still decorated with the original poster from Sensory Circus! we just couldn’t resist.. we had to place this piece of personal history right into the current set up ;)
Again: Turnton Docklands is simply about proposing fragments and ideas for possible futures which might turn the world into a better place… not predicting them …