Futurecamp is Wysing's first residency and intrinsic events programme during 2014. During Futurecamp we will be exploring what the future might hold, from five specific positions. A series of fortnightly events will address elements of the way we live now and how these might evolve and affect the future and will comprise talks, discussion, screenings, performances and workshops.
Futurecamp: A Post-Gender World
Is there a future in which humans can, and will want to, move beyond the biological and social constructions of gender? The ever increasing mediatisation of life has created a form of self-objectification unlike ever before, for both men and women. However, the discussion surrounding the presentation of girls and women has led to a heated public debate and a dramatic resurgence of feminist discourse within the media and public sphere. Within this, the consideration of the discourse surrounding gender identity, in its broadest sense, seems lacking, as the complexities of social and philosophical interpretations of how gender is formed and enacted, are marginalised within the main-stream.
14, 28 June, 12, 26 July, 9 August. Full details about the Futurecamp events programme can be found at http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/events/futurecamp