Wo - zo, van 12:00 - 21:00 uur / Marnixstraat 409
Please note: this event has already taken place
For this exhibition five non-Western visual artists are creating new perspectives on the future in installations they have created for Other Futures. Creating Other Futures will visualize projects that show new alternatives for the current reality. The exposition is part of the Other Futures festival, which takes place from 2 - 4 february in Melkweg and Sugarfactory.
You can describe Larissa Sansour as an archaeologist of the future. In 2015 the Palestenian artist made the short film In the future They Ate From The Finest Porcelain in collaboration with the Danish Søren Lind. In this film a narrative resistance group makes underground deposits of elaborate porcelain - suggested to belong to an entirely fictional civilization. The Kenyan Jacque Njeri also rewrites history by blending the aesthetics of her own nomadic Masai people with Afrofuturistic troops such as time travel and life on other planets in her collage series MaaSci. Ming Wong from Singapore will show a phase of his research for his future space operas on a collection of screens with a cacophony of science fiction plots, news reports and storylines. However unlikely, Wong sees a clear relationship between science fiction and 20th-century Cantonese opera. The Dutch artist AiRich (pronounced I-Rich) gives visitors a glimpse of Planet AiRich with its special citizens, hybrid creatures who are half god and half superhero. In a light-hearted manner, AiRich creates a new reality in which there is no room for the stereotypical Western ideal of beauty. And last but not least, writer and media artist Fran Ilich from Mexico dreams not only of a radical imagination that makes a different world possible, he makes the dream come true. For the Melkweg, Ilich is opening a projection room annex exhibition where he shows visitors the intimate relationship between the production of popcorn and Hollywood films, while enjoying a cup of coffee with the beans from Zapatista farmers.