We are not sure if we have already announced that we will be showing our current workTurnton Docklands at the Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz. Great news that we know since quite a while, great news keeping us busy for a similarly long while!
20 years after we have been showing our first piece at ARS-Electronica in 1997 we will be back in the context of the festival as “featured artist” and turn the basement of the Lentos into a experiential glimpse into a possible future.
A range of strong and uplifting photographs, taken by a great group of women from Siachilaba in 2014 (we had the chance to talk with during the workshop) are displayed in the Frauenforum Salzkammergut in Ebensee until the end of June. Summaries of the comnversations we had can be found in the Tales of Resilience interface set up as part of the exhibition. Some more impressions about our visit in Zimbabwe can be found in the corresponding blog.
Over a period of more than six months we spent quite some time in Malta and Gozo, enjoying interesting and inspiring times with the Maltese population. We were there in order to focus on speculative thinking about possible, plausible, probable and preferred futures – circulating on imaginations about Europe and the European Union with a special concentration on Malta.
Meeting in the fort at the end of Valletta, the group of eleven partcipants wended their way through thoughts of disasters and saving graces. FoAM led the group from a broad sweep through the influences, drivers, trends and influences that we saw as being relevant for a thriving food culture and then we leapt into Dator’s Four Futures: Continue, Collapse, Discipline and Transform.
Was würde in einem Comic-Strip im Jahr 2047 kommuniziert werden?
Ausgehend davon, dass wir uns in einer Welt bewegen, in der ökologische Dystopie auf sozio-ökonomische Utopie prallen. Time’s Up arbeitet aktuell an einem Zukunftsszenario, welches mit genau solch einer Konstellation spielt: Die Ozeane sind so gut wie tot, die Atmosphäre schwer geschädigt und die Umwelt allgemein keine freundliche mehr. Aber die Zivilbevölkerung ist tatkräftig dabei den in die Wege geleiteten Wandel in eine sozial-gerechtere und ökologisch nachhaltigere Welt kraftvoll und engagiert voranzutreiben.
Who would have thought that?!? – Time’s Up producing real art! Maybe. In some way.
Oh well, to be honest, we are still miles away from having a profound idea of what is needed to have something called art… but in case an indication of an “limited special edition” helps to declare a piece as art – we are in!
When we decided not to let our 20th anniversary drift past unnoticed we came up with a plan comprising of three acts. One of them being the production of a publication, covering in some “incomplete manner” what Time’s Up could be about, what it has been doing and what it is still continuing to do. Continue reading →
While parts of the Time’s Up crew has spent time speculating and sketching possible futures of Europe with a grand group of people in Malta as part of our project “Presents of the Future,” another part of the Time’s crew was busy with developing, sketching and implementing an experiential future to be displayed during the Ars Electronica and beyond in the contemporary art Museum Lentos in Linz in autumn. Continue reading →