How to Dwell in Paradox

Kuratiert von Bob Jones, mit Buse Çetin und Sarah Diedro Jordão, Fabian Hampel, Su Yu Hsin, Francis Hunger, Petja Ivanova und Neema Githere, Bob Jones Marie-Luise Meister, Clemens von Wedemeyer

Begleitende Ausstellung zur Konferenz

„Any | One Day the Future Has Died. Impossible Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence“

In the age of Artificial Intelligence, on any given day, at some point most definitely, the Future has died.

The Future, with capital F seems to be perfectly synchronized, in line and aligned with the global mode of technological production. In this kind of Future in a hyper networked and digitized society, we witness new modes of extraction, monopolizations, surveillance; new types of environmental harm and damages as well as new codes of discriminations and exclusions which bring more climate change-induced provincialization, more competition and individualism. Not only does this model of Future not provide enough space for the many(-folded), its pretension lies in the misreading of the concept itself. Because in contrast to its usual connotation, the Future does not necessarily and always indicate a tomorrow or far away. But, as Michelle M. Wright and Rasheedah Phillips brilliantly show in their works, it is about a radical re-thinking of time and experiencing of temporalities that gives way to a broader and better understanding of stories, past and present, of todays, of tomorrows, of in-betweens (Fred Moten).

futures – without capital F and in their plural form – always also happen now.

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Pictures: Anna Sophie Knobloch