29 April 2017 - 10 June 2018

Uncertainty Scenarios: Amélie Bouvier

Exhibition, ERforS HQ

Artist: Amélie Bouvier

ERforS HQ (open on appointment):
Sterstraat 10 Rue de L'Etoile
1620 Drogenbos

Mail: erfors@gmail.com

Marjolijn Dijkman: 0032/485646146
Maarten Vanden Eynde: 0032/493386284

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!

Surviving the Long Dark Night of New Moons #1, 2017 (detail)

Amélie Bouvier presents the second solo exhibition at Enough Room for Space within the framework of the ongoing project Uncertainty Scenarios. The exhibition includes a series of new works produced during her residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum in spring 2017.

Amélie Bouvier has developed a strong interest in aerial and outer space imagery and its ramifications on our perception and use of history, geography and power. While the aerial and outer space views are a magnificent instrument in the evolution of human knowledge, it also suggests a potential absence of limitations, which filled with unpredictability our close futures. In her research based practice she uses scientific archival images, military diagrams, astronomical observations, satellite imagery and science-fiction to investigate the evolution of a specific representation in a particular context, and explore the lines between real and imagined existences.

Amélie Bouvier is represented by Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels.

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?

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