Mar.2Apr.282019

Installation

Past Event

Five artists from various disciplines and backgrounds collaborate on an immersive video installation

Free admission

Schedule:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 AM to 8 PM

*Please note that on April 2, 2019, the installation will be closed.

Based on our present environmental and geopolitical climates, to cast their visions of various scenarios the future might hold for us when we fast forward twenty years from now into the year 2040. This three channel installation is an open invitation for the audience to share a contemplative and introspective 34 minutes experience in which the art will inspire them to take personal and collective action.

Participating artists and works:

FvckrenderFifteen things that will be part of 2040

2040 will be glossy, glowing with new energy and light. In the years between now and then, humans will learn to empathize with the planet, with new life forms and with each other. They will be pressured to share their space with unfamiliar beings and respect the sources of life already present. Gleaming cyborg plants developed with quantum science will fill the forests. Nutrient plants will give power back to the earth instead of stripping the soil of its life.

Fvckrender is a Montreal-based digital artist with a defining affinity for sharp architectural geometry, beaming future landscapes and crystalline arrangements.

Miri ChekhanovichLiving with the trouble of current - future waste

In this project, the artist is reflecting on the idea of separation between the notion of ego and the environment, believing that the separation is what causes detachment between humans and the material world. Questions emerge: What does it mean that most of the interactions we have with objects ends up as waste? Where does our waste go? What does the year 2040 look like if we continue consuming throwaway products?

Miri Checkhanovich is a Montreal artist recognized for her installations combining video, performance and sculpture.

 

Maryse GoudreauThe Beluga Constellation

The beluga is the emblematic whale of the Arctic, an indicator species for climate change and the decline of biodiversity on planet Earth. Acting as a checkpoint, this archive-artwork on the beluga suggests that analogue image will survive the digital crash. This atomization also reveals that, by 2040, many research projects in the tundra will be abandoned.

Maryse Goudreau is a Quebec artist whose performative art focuses on photography, archives and video. Her work explores themes of space and disappearing biodiversity.

Caroline Monnet Creatura Dada

Six powerful Native women gather to celebrate a new beginning and the end of the world as we know it. Featuring Alanis Obomsawin as their master, these women relish in an opulent feast as they prepare to unite in battle. This dazzling and sumptuous fantasia is a vivid celebration of their majesty and power, and a signal of important negotiations regarding the state of the world. Moving forward can only happen with the inclusion of the indigenous woman presence.

Caroline Monnet is a Montréal-based multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais. Her work has been programmed in exhibitions and festivals internationally,

George FokThe Sixth Trumpet

A cautious prediction of futures toward the year 2040: Technological progress is speeding exponentially; data collection algorithms have overwritten humans as quantified selves for surveillance capitalism; hyperconnectivity has caused epidemics of psychiatric and behavioural emergencies. Meanwhile, global temperature continues to rise, causing irreversible environmental damage, the potential of global armed conflict is high, and options for countermeasures are limited if we do not rapidly transform our current economy and consumption model.

George Fok is a Hong Kongese video artist based in Montreal. His œuvre, which mixes conceptual and commercial work exploring the intersection of visual art, music and fashion, has been shown in global art institutions.

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