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: Private vs Public: Activism, Economics and Politics Today:
The relationship between the economy, politics and the way we are governed, is irrevocably intertwined and the future of one cannot be considered without the others, in today's age of late-capitalism. In conjunction with this, there is both a culture of apathy and an ongoing appetite for extreme activism and protest, alongside more public talk of change, or even revolution, being necessary for society to continue. The ability to forecast what may happen to the economy accurately, will effect political thought and models, whilst widespread public dissatisfaction urges people towards more extreme viewpoints. Alongside this, the prevalence of surveillance via digital and drone technology creates a culture of secrecy and fear and needs to be questioned openly.
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