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

Turnton Docklands Mentioned?

We are not sure if we have already announced that we will be showing our current work Turnton 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.

Continue reading

Inside / Insight Siachilaba

What an enjoyable opening of the exhibition Inside / Insight Siachilaba – as a first part of the multiday event Tonga Encounters & Reflections 1997-2017.

1404_17_01_SiachilabaWorkshop_041

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.

The opening was rounded out by Isabelle Duthoit and Franz Hautzinger who musically reflected the impressions of their latest visit in Siachilaba.

Presents of the Future – concluding

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.

Invited by the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union with the support of Arts Council Malta and the Valletta 2018 Foundation, the project “Presents of the Future”  aimed to make it obvious, that all of us have a voice and have agency in shaping the world ahead. All of us are experts in forging these futures. Continue reading

Tasting Tomorrow – Day 2

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.

Continue reading