MultiFutures 22/05/2024

Image: History of Tomorrow series, Serwah Attafuah.

Opening night: Friday 10 May 6-8pm with a triple bill moving image screening in the theatre by the international artists.
Guest speaker: Hannah Donnelly, Co-Artistic Director, UTP

11 May-29 June

MultiFutures imagines potential worlds of tomorrow through the lenses of cultural and linguistically diverse International and Australian artists. The exhibition addresses the importance of diversity in the creation of imaginary and real-world futures based on lived experiences of First Nations and CaLD communities.

Featuring multimedia artistic practices informed by AfroFuturism, Indigenous Futurism, Asian Futurism and Yemini Futurism, this exhibition speaks to the diverse cultural make-up of contemporary Australia and is a compelling speculative visual narrative of the place of migrant communities in the future.

Artists: Alia Ali (US),  Black Quantum Futurism (US), Edwina Green (VIC), Jane Fan, Kalanjay Dhir, Lawrence Liang and Christina Lam, Serwah Attafuah, Subash Thebe Limbu (Nepal)

Curator: Rachael Kiang

Creative Producer: Michael Pham 

Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown

MultiFutures Public Programs 


Image: Subash Thebe Limbu, NINGWASUM 2021, video still.

MultiFutures 3x3: Film Screening and A Plural Tomorrow Artist Panel Discussion

When: 1 June Saturday, 4-5pm
Where: BAC Blackbox Theatre
MultiFutures 3x3: Film Screening, 2-3pm
Alia Ali, Conflict is More Profitable Than Peace, 17 mins
Black Quantum Futurism (US), All Time is Local, 5 mins
Subash Thebe Limbu (Nepal), Ningwasum, 44 mins

A Plural Tomorrow: Heterogeneous Futurisms
Panel Discussion, 3-4pm

(45 mins panel with 15 mins Q&A)

Gain insights into artistic practices informed by Indigenous Futurism and Asian Futurism with a broader discussion of diverse methods of engaging with and shaping the future. This features international guest artists Subash Thebe Limbu, interstate artist Edwina Green (Melbourne) and Sydney artist Kalanjay Dhir. Moderated by MultiFutures curator Rachael Kiang.

Mapping the Future of Canterbury-Bankstown with Jess Montecinos

When: 15 June Saturday, 2-3.30pm
Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
Join Bolivian-Australian artist, Jess Montecinos, in a workshop where participants are invited to imagine what the future of Canterbury-Bankstown might look like, construct it and see it transformed through Jess’ projection mapping. The workshop will draw inspiration from Neo Andean Futurism, one of the lenses through which the indigenous population of Aymara and Quechua in Bolivia imagine futures.
Cost: $10, All Ages 

Make your (He)art Beat with Jane Fan

When: 22 June Saturday, 2-3pm
Where: BAC Studio

Curious about coding, media arts and game development? Join Jane Fan for a Media Arts 101, focusing on interactive and generative art followed by some creative coding.Open to everyone (18 and up)  from artists, hobbyists and game developers in the making, this workshop is an opportunity to learn the basics of creating generative art and the extensive possibilities of free softwares available on the web.

Please bring your laptop for a creative coding session.

Cost: $10

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MultiFutures 3x3: Film Screening

When: 22 June Saturday, 3-4pm
Where: BAC Blackbox Theatre

Alia Ali, Conflict is More Profitable Than Peace, 17 mins
Black Quantum Futurism (US), All Time is Local, 5 mins
Subash Thebe Limbu (Nepal), Ningwasum, 44 mins

Future Forward: Futurecosm in Terrarium Workshop

When: 29 June Saturday, 11am-1pm 
Where: BAC Studio
Imagine futures in miniature with greenery and figurines. MultiFutures artist Lawrence Liang will lead you through the design and making of your very own Terrarium of the Future.
Cost: $20 (all materials provided)

Digital Program

Panel Discussion with international artists Alia Ali, Black Quantum Futurism and Serwah Attafuah to be announced.

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