Time is one of the most important components in our life. We depend on time, measure
it, enjoy it or wait for it to pass. We know about its existence because, as humans, we are aware of our own impermanence and the temporariness of the world around us. During the past year time has been revealed to us in new ways, passing from a steady, linear concept to something more formless and vague. Planning, which was previously the most common behavior of our lives, seems to make less and less sense in a society that has been turned upside down and filled with new paradigms.
Virtual reality was certainly with us before, but now the increasing digital overload pushes us even further into a whole new system of interconnection. Work, friendships and even love are now taking place in this realm. It is a matter that becomes more normalized day by day and is here to stay.
The four artists in this exhibition met online during an artist residency within the framework of the BONFIRE platform last March. Over the course of six weeks, they reflected and created around the diffuse and fascinating concept of Future Now, resulting in some of the works currently hosted by the SET gallery.
Which is the role of Art in this event horizon? How can an artistic practice respond to our immediate needs? What are the actions that we, as artists and cultural agents, can initiate and develop in this new era, in this FUTURE NOW?
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XxCryptoxX by Alizée Armet alludes to our consumption of the Internet presenting five crystals with images made by machine learning and by Generasive Adversal Network.
Ice melts, temperature drops by Lenka L. Lukacovicova shows a selection of this series. Works concerned with temporality and psychological space: stillness and survival.
Snacks by Anna Rose are bite-sized works for short attention spans, the ingredients of a still life on hold in a moment of flux.
Is the explosion the beginning or the end? / The machine that says hi!
Printers under rocks / The bread and butter (or Alles in butter)
BBQ! Can you eat your things? / Trying to make yellow. Second attempt, by María de la O Garrido are a series of created new artefacts with useless machines and found objects.