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a'21: Dust to Come_New Media Society / Parking Video Library
March 19, 2021 17:00 pm - 20:00
►a'21: Dust to Come_New Media Society / Parking Video Library
:: ABOUT THIS EVENT (EN / AR) ::
Dust to come is a re-screening of a former online program at New Media Projects which will take place both online / offline in our space and via our website. Was it ever our future? "The Removed Agency" got me by surprise when I received the invitation to contribute to the Future Threads Program. A teenage sci-fi fan, who never watched Star Trek or Star Wars, I asked around from my artist, cinephile and writer friends, and in our conversations led to some interesting findings. On the surface, we don't talk / write / speculate about the future, a few animated fantasies, a few novels dealing with alternative history, and some timeless dystopian theater play. And soon I realized I need to educate myself about video games and comic books. Not only we don't write / create our takes on the future but often being omitted from having future in many other scenarios: in some films, middle-east is consumed / destroyed, because of its natural resources and / or appear on some war room's wall map or flickering dots on a screen during a pandemic outbreak. The future is blurry; we made countless Macro & Micro mistakes; we know the storm is inevitable; we watch science fiction, or we don't ... The future was never bright as they promised it to be, for some parts of the world is still as non-existent and discriminatory, as if it wasn't pictured at all and never predicted . See-through eyes, laser guns, and flying objects became killer drones, 3D printing both an environmental threat and a cure for ventilator shortage. The colorful plastic future once was pictured dreamy and chic but no one told us about the dust to come.
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* This event is part of Oyoun's a'21 festival - Post Digital Ignorance x Techno Utopia aiming to challenge the status quo while centering perspectives on non-human life, queer ecology, decolonising knowledge, forced displacement, and more. The project was financed by Berlin's Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Produced by: Oyoun in collaboration with amberPlatform
Curatorial Team: Amirali Ghasemi, Ali Cem Doğan, Cenkhan Aksoy, Christoph Wachter, Ebru Yetişkin, Ekmel Ertan, Hamza Chamas, Mathias Jud, Milad Forouzandeh, Mohsen Hazrat, Nina Martin, Rajaa Shamam, Youssef El Idrissi Participants include: Eda Sütunç, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Mary Maggic, Rachel Uwa , Renata Salecl, Seloua Luste Boulbina, Pelin Tan, Yara Mekawei, and many more.
Funded by: Capital Cultural Fund
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