Futurism Today or NOT!
An Independent Project for ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche 2011 (Saturday, October 1, 6:59pm to sunrise.)
Presented by The Distillery Historic District
Curated by Thom Sokoloski, 'Futurism Today or NOT!' will examine the artistic originality of the Futurists and how it can be reinterpreted today as a significant artistic movement of humanity’s inventiveness and/or a fleeting simulacrum of an artificial optimism appropriated by the zeitgeist of its times.
Besides the indoor and outdoor spaces for performance, exhibition and projection, The Distillery Historic District is offering security, power, basic lighting/tech and insurances. A programme will also be printed and distributed inspired by the Vorticists’ BLAST! that will recognize the artists and describe their artistry.
If you are an artist or collective and interested, you are welcome to propose a project which reinterprets or is inspired by one of the hundreds of multi-disciplinary works created by the Futurists. These may include but are not limited to, performance art, aerial spectacle, advertising, Futurist cooking, fashion, cinema, opera, cabaret, media art, sound art, exhibition, photography, action painting & sculpting, etc.
For twelve hours The Distillery Historic District will become the Temporal Institute of Futuristic Happenings.
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