I gave a talk in a panel with James Bridle, Regine Debatty, George Drivas moderated by Thanassis Moutsopoulos
Description of the event:
The worlds of science fiction and contemporary art have been intertwined since at least the 1960s, but recent years have witnessed a resurgence of artists (often in the field of new media) using the tools science fiction provides to send out powerful socio-political messages... In a world of "alternative facts", are art and fiction tools for moulding reality?
Excerpt from my talk:
...the problem with the future nowadays is that it is difficult to grasp it and to make sense of it. On one hand, it feels close, closer than ever but on the other hand it also seems more complex and multifaceted than ever as it depends on interconnected issues, issues that are elusive, they are hard often to even conceive. So how to talk about the future?I will bring in some examples from Tomorrows exhibition, an exhibition that Panos Dragonas and I curated last sprig, organised by Stegis and hosted in Diplareios. The exhibition hosted works by artists, architects and designers speculating about tomorrow’s possible urban futures. Through the works I will refer to, I will try to emphasize practices and the methodologies used that show how and why art embraces elements from sci fi culture, And this involves the methodologies used for the production of the work as well as, and possibly most importantly, for its communication to the audience...