Art Futura ’93/Retrospective ’90-92

20 october, 1993 - 4 november, 1993
Sabatini Building, Auditorium
Montxo Algora, Brad Degraf, Michael Wahrman. PAU, 1990
Montxo Algora, Brad Degraf, Michael Wahrman. PAU, 1990

Virtual reality, telematic networks, artificial life, the new electronic media, etc. are only the tip of the iceberg. The world as we know it is transforming by leaps and bounds: art media, museums, social relations and individual lives are metamorphosing at the rate of the successive technological developments. From this point of view, Art Futura advocates enhancing the more human aspects of the new technologies since, as Sherry Turkle has noted, “the computer is neither good nor bad; it is just extremely powerful”.

Taking into account the inherently unpredictable, controversial, contradictory and sceptical nature of every new art form, this programme includes, among other works, videos by unclassifiable artists like Brian Eno (Woodbridge, 1948), Moebius (Nogent-sur-Marne, 1938 - Paris, 2012), Zbigniew Rybczyński (Lódz, 1949), Peter Gabriel (Chobham, 1950) and Buzz, among others and computer animations from Karl Sims (Boston, 1962), Susan Amkraut and Michel Girard, Yoichiro Kawaguhi (Tanegashima, 1952), deGraf/Wahrman and William Latham (England, 1961). Art comes from the soul and talks to the soul. But the ‘forms’ this dialogue takes are infinite. And they will continue to be so.