1.-13. October 2020
Cable Factory, Valssaamo, Helsinki
Opening on Thursday, 1. October, 6 – 8 p.m.
12 – 6 p.m. (every day)
What will power look like, feel like and sound like in the future?
“2084” is an exhibition that takes place in the present and speculates on the role power will play in the future. The exhibition doesn’t aim to provide answers, but it offers narratives on the
various ways power is activated today and what could happen in the years to come.
The exhibition draws inspiration from the book 1984 by George Orwell. The fictitious subject matter of the book was forward-thinking, and in many ways, it has become reality; think of
today’s use of surveillance cameras, algorithms and fake news. However, despite the dire tone of the story, notions of love and activism are also present as integral forms of power.
“2084” includes a diverse range of artistic practices such as film, painting, sculpture, sound, music and dance. A live art performance festival will take place on October 10 and 13 and additional chapters of the exhibition unfold through a list of books selected by artists on the concepts of power and a collection of poems will be created over time from an interactive artwork within the exhibition.
Through themes about media control, social protest, imagination and desire, audiences are invited to read, listen, feel and reflect on forms of power that are circulating within the reality of today, but as the future suggests, it is up to the individual or collective to determine how power will be activated in the world of tomorrow.
The exhibition is curated by Stockholm-based curator Anne Klontz and produced by Catalysti Association of Transcultural Artists.
Participating artists include:
Rosamaria Bolom, Giorgio Convertito, Roberto Fusco, Per Hüttner, Nayab Ikram & Benji, Paola Livorsi & Juho Laitinen, Carima Neusser, Egle Oddo, Marek Pluciennik, Hans Rosenström, Vidha Saumya, Timo Tuhkanen, Rita Vargas, Victor X
Hanan Benammar, Peter Brandt, Aurora Bratli Brunvoll, Liv Bugge, Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen, Synnøve G. Wetten, Elin Glærum Haugland, Sofie Hagen, Amelia Hawk, Marianne Heier, Ane Hjort Guttu, Saskia Holmkvist, Lotte Konow Lund, Kristine Knapstad, Søren Krag, Vilde von Krogh, Njål Lunde, Vibeke Luther O’Rourke, Araiz Mesanza, Gabrielle Paré, Martine Poppe, Pål Rees, Emilie de Rohan Birkeland, Line Skywalker Karlström, True Solvang Vevatne, Elise Storsveen, Linn Svensson, Ellen Synøve Holtskog, Johan Urban Bergquist, Magnus Vanebo.
For more information see: www.catalysti.fi
With the kind support of Kone Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki, Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.