Opening: February 27, 2018, 19:00 – 22:00
The «Futureisnown» Project seeks to create a public discourse and form critical thinking in terms of the perception of surrounding processes; as well as to create an open and reciprocal connection between technologies, men and socio-political institutions that would be solving ethical issues of interaction between technology and society.
Globalization, technology, constant connections and these processes emerging within the commercial and socio-political context lead to greater control, total lack of freedom and alienation of a human being from himself, his inner world and opinion. About unprotected personal information and its use: confidentiality ceases to be a fundamental right and becomes a luxury. An understanding of the value of personal data as a resource has not yet been formed in the individual’s metaphysics. Perhaps, that happens due to the absence of awareness of the importance, true cost and availability of these data. Complex algorithms rebuild the economy, transform the fundamental politic conditions and even redefine what it means to be human.
The new reality consists of these and other conflicts, its own systematic crises and critical points. It would be a mistake to consider these problems as primarily technological. Since we live in the era of information and technology it is vitally important to understand the way it functions and what processes affect us. If there is neither time, nor opportunity to learn about them, then there is also no chance to realize what would be their consequences. The «Futureisnown» Project informs about these processes, making them visible and focusing on the critical thinking.
Basing his work on the scientific and technical research as well as on the artistic experience, the Artist creates the Project’s speculative reality objects and expands their original functionality by giving them a new meaning.
Information partner: ArtTube
Exhibition works from 28.02 – 02.03.2018, daily 12:00–20:00
Venue: Studio of the Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin Foundation
Address: 2nd Floor, 24 / 2 Pravda Street