For this timely and pressing exhibition, London duo patten reconfigures fragmentary background elements of film, literature, sound and set design collected from the world of modern sci-fi into a hallucinogenic and immersive audiovisual environment. The resulting space sets the stage for a non-dystopic reimagining of a positive collective future, asking; 'how do we make it to 3049?', a question that grows more urgent with each passing day.
Their ambitious project also reaches outside the gallery walls through events such as a live radio broadcast, and off-site club night, talks, and a labyrinthine publication featuring contributors from the worlds of art, fashion, philosophy, music, design, cinema, science, architecture and forecasting.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a 3049 publication,
available for free at the gallery and including contributions by:
Alexander Tucker / Amy Ireland / Chal Ravens / Charlie Robin Jones / Chooc Ly Tan / Coby Sey / Daata Editions / DeForrest Brown Jr. / Emily Bick / Emily LaBarge / Gordon Cheung / Hana Noorali / Laure Prouvost / Hannah Diamond / Hannah Gregory / Hans Ulrich Obrist / Hayden Martin / Hisham Akira Bharoocha / Ibrahim Cisse / Imran Perretta / Dr Isabella Maidment / James Smith / Johnny Golding / Jonathan P. Watts / Juha van ‘t Zelfde / Keep It Complex (Kathrin Böhm & Rosalie Schweiker) / Kévin Bray / Larry Achiampong / Lawrence Lek / Liam Gillick / Lisa Blanning / Lucy A. Sames / Marialaura Ghidini / Markus Vater / Mat Dryhurst / Matt Calderwood / MICAT Architects (Cathrin Walczyk & Michael Garnett) / Nabil Ahmed / Nav Haq / Nkisi / Paul Kneale / Paul Purgas / Philomena Epps / Philomene Pirecki / Pierre Coinde / Ruth Saxelby / Sam Rolfes / Shezad Dawood / Simeon Barclay / Sitraka Rakotoniaina / Susan Hiller / Tai Shani / Taylor LeMelle / Victoria Sin / Yuri Pattison / Zadie Xa / Zoe Lazarus / Edited and designed by patten/555-5555, & published with the support of Tenderpixel
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