Exhibition: FUTURE HISTORY | 29 November 2019 – 11 January 2020

Cyberbaby, The Digital Body Exchange. 1987.

  • The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth

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FUTURE HISTORY is a two-phase project. Version 1.0 takes a look in the rear-view mirror as we accelerate through this post-digital phase of our cultural evolution. It celebrates the last 25 years of radical innovation in arts practice, education and research, and locates Plymouth at the centre of it all. Version 2.0 projects forward, sending out cultural mycelia and predictive algorithms to envision the future of creative endeavour.

Rooted in the cybernetic, telematic and interactive behaviours defined by Professor Roy Ascott, FUTURE HISTORY maps this influence on the emergence of contemporary art forms: the digital, wearable, immersive, biological, and artificial.

FUTURE HISTORY sits at the nexus of a planetary network and maps chains of influence that have catalysed the development of new artistic directions and shaped a generation of transdisciplinary practitioners. It presents a series of exhibitions, symposia, online experiences, living labs and creative commissions which recover and redefine a future history.

FUTURE HISTORY is produced by Mike Phillips, Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Director of Research at i-DAT, University of Plymouth.

FUTURE HISTORY (Version 1.0) will be updated later in 2020 with FUTURE HISTORY (Version 2.0), at The Levinsky Gallery.

Date: Friday 29 November–Saturday 11 January
Time: Monday–Friday: 10:00–17:00 and Saturday: 11:00–16:00 (Closed Sunday 22 December–Sunday 5 January 2020 for Christmas)
Venue: The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building
Free admission

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