Future Exit Strategy
- Sun 2718:30-20:00
Future Exit Strategy is an episodic video sequence that uses moving image, sound and software to speculate on the future of human intelligence – specifically how a Type III civilization might create an algorithmic blueprint for the transference of intelligent life from one universe to another. A group of people walk along a forest path – the reality of their journey rapidly synthesizes into a series of ‘polymorphic glyphs’. Sensory information is converted via a series of phase transitions over the surface of a virtual sculpture – a futuristic device that eventually launches encapsulated data into a microscopic wormhole. Future Exit Strategy is an optimistic and speculative play with the real world – a world we currently cannot escape.
Ben Skea (GB)
Ben Skea is an artist and filmmaker living and working in Glasgow, UK. His art practice often reflects on contemporary anxieties of the body in flux, the fragmented self and the fluidity of realities. He primarily works with the computer to investigate the tension between memory, matter and materials of reproduction. Recent projects have focused on the intersection between the human condition and the digital. Selected exhibitions and screenings include: Second Nature, Glasgow International, UK (2018); one-and-the-same, Radiophrenia, CCA, Glasgow, UK (2017); Technonatural, Gossamer Fog, London, UK (2016).