28 February - 4 March 2019

Uncertainty Scenarios: Maxime Bondu & Simon Ripoll-Hurier

Residency, ERforS HQ, BE

Websites:
Maxime Bondu
Simon Ripoll-Hurier

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Maxime Bondu his practice involves speculation based on confirmed data in the present, past or anticipated in the future. Made of reconstructions and simulacra, Bondu's work is an invitation to grasp this element of relentless uncertainty, which is part and parcel of our reality.

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Simon Ripoll-Hurier's work is at the intersection of music and the visual arts. Between 2014 and 2017 he developed ‘Diana’, a project involving film, video, performance and radio creation, over the course of which, he explored different ‘practices or forms of listening’ which he connects or combines together (amateur radio clubs, birdwatching, remote viewing, etc.).

Photo of the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope, NL

During this residency Maxime and Simon have developed their collaborative project ' The Call', for which they are researching the possibilities of several vocal transmissions into outer space, containing all the possible phonemes of the human species. The project 'The Call' will be presented at the end of 2019 at Enough Room for Space opening on the 7th of December.

On Sunday the 2nd of March Daniela de Paulis, also a involved in 'Uncertainty Scenarios', had arranged access for to the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope where volunteers explained the working of the telescope and the organisation CAMRAS that maintains the renovated telescope.

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Uncertainty Scenarios is 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.

Collectively we research for instance notions of speculation, methodologies used to predict the future, strategic thinking and scenario planning, risk and crisis management, divination and spiritual forecasts, Big Data, artificial intelligence or science fiction. How do these phenomena affect our thinking, behaviour and acting? What operations are we dealing with when we speak about speculation? How have technologies, like for instance computer modelling and calculating, affected our thinking about the future?