19 May 2018

Uncertainty Scenarios: Alice and Bob (future perfect)

Performance Lecture by Antye Guenther, ERforS HQ

Performance by: Antye Guenther
Date: 19 May 2018
Time: Open at 19:00 / Performance lecture starts at 19:30 ( approx. 20 min.)

ERforS HQ:
Sterstraat 10 Rue de L'Etoile
1620 Drogenbos
Belgium

Directions from Brussels South Station:
Tram 82: stop Grote Baan / Grand Route
Metro 4: stop Stalle (P)  (10 min. walk)

Note: there are two number 10's in our street, one in the commune of Ukkel/Uccle and ours in Drogenbos!

reference material collage of ‘Alice and Bob (future perfect)', Antye Guenther, 2018

"Natural ceramic masses are a mix of quartz, feldspar, clay minerals and kaolin: substances that all consist of silicon as a basic element. At a specific time in the future museums all over the world will likely be forced to surrender all their ceramic objects, even the oldest items, to supply the production of semiconductor silicon." - (Excerpt from the performance lecture).

The performance lecture 'Alice and Bob (future perfect)' by Antye Guenther speculates about the futuristic potential of ceramics, about the possibilities of hybrid intelligence & ways to communicate into the future, and about how our modes of thinking going to change facing rapid technological progress.

The performance lecture utilises therefore pop - cultural references as well as research results, e.g. from the fields of artificial intelligence and cognition. The ceramic objects becomes a vessel, that is filled with different assertions and attributions and tangibly incorporated into the lecture choreography.

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This performance is part of 'Uncertainty Scenarios',  a collective experimental research project that explores the ways people throughout history have tried to speculate, predict and anticipate the future and different attitudes that go along with this. The project creates a common ground for a group of artists that all share interest in the concerns of the project and aims to establish a context for the development of new works. Together we reflect on possible consequences of current global socio-political or ecological issues and question our position as artists towards these. Uncertainty Scenarios tries to become an artistic tool to grasp the ‘futurity’ that is already, and increasingly, a part of our present.