Time is one of the most important components in our life. We depend on time, measure it, enjoy it or wait for it to pass. We know about its existence because as humans, we are aware of our own impermanence and the temporariness of the world around us. During the last year time revealed to us in new ways, the steady and linear concept of it turned into a more vague form. Planning, which was previously the most common behavior of our lives, seems to make less and less sense in a society that has been turned upside down and filled with new paradigms. Uncertainty has taken over.
Our life as it was before no longer exists, we rather find ourselves in a great transition.
Virtual reality was certainly among us before but now the increasing digital overload pushes us even more into a whole new system of interconnection. We are required to interact with people online as the possibility of face-to-face meetings is constantly limited. Work, friendships and even love are now taking place in a virtual realm. A matter that is becoming normalized day by day and is here to stay. Generation after generation we have speculated about what the future would be like. Well, we seem to have arrived there without even noticing.
Which is the role of Art in this event horizon?, how can the artistic practice respond to the immediate needs? what are the actions that we, as artists and cultural agents, can initiate and develop in this new era, in this FUTURE NOW?