Earlier than usual – a seasonal postcard

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!

 

Haunting history…

… 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 ;)

A bar named Medusa in Turnton Docklands

When it became clear that the scenario within the climate and system changed possible future we are developing will be representing a part of a city on the sea it also became clear, that there can’t be a harbourside area without a proper pub.

Bazingi Rieki – the originally chosen name got transformed into Medusa – both names focussing onto the range of products being primarily served in this fictional bar: jellyfish. Continue reading

Newspapers in 2047???

well, who needs post-factual facts if there are pre-factual ideas available…

another part of Turnton Docklands evolving…

Turnton Docklands has been emerging 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

Everyday more “particles” of a possible future taking shape!

And once again, we have expanded our team!

Just a few more days and we will start moving into the basement of Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz to get Turnton Docklands into shape. We are setting up the Docklands for an audience to have the chance to walk through and experience parts of an imagined possible future for 2047. While we do not attempt a prediction, one way to explore a possible future is to build it.

Turnton Docklands has been emerging 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.

Turnton Docklands growing

It’s app. 1.5 years we have been concentrating on the story-world development and the physical fabrication of Turnton Docklands. Obviously with breaks in-between as well as other project-involvements – whereby these again have been loosely connected to the work, such as “Presents of the Future“.

We truly would love to be more forthcoming with any sort of coverage / information /documentation of this current work! We would love to share all or at least some of the daily progressions, blissful achievements, tiny and less tiny failures .. but well, it’s just that we simply can’t find enough time to cover what we do on a daily base.. Continue reading

Imagining more parts of an incomplete picture.

We are deeply engaged with the implementation of Turnton Docklands – a next “physical narrative” of Time’s Up, circulating around a possible future, which will be shown in autumn in LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz as featured artist during the ARS Electronica festival. One which plays with a range of alternative solutions that had spent the last decades being ridiculed, as being politically, economically or technically utopic, unimplementable or naïve – solutions which have gained the upper hand in Turnton Docklands. Continue reading