Sam Leach, The Paradox of Pred
Will the earth be scarred from global warming, swamped with floods, contaminated and barely habitable? Or is there a more positive outlook for our planet – and for its many species? This new exhibition throws the debate over to International and Australian artists to share their visions, revealing sense of uncertainty about the future. The comforting realisation is that the future is not yet written and we can all participate in what will happen tomorrow – for good or bad. Featuring NOW and WHEN Australian Urbanism, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects. These digital stereoscopic images and animation highlight three of Australia’s most interesting urban regions as they are now, and how they may look in the year 2050.
Artists: Philip Brophy, Justine Cooper, Keith Cottingham, Thomas Doyle, Lesley Duxbury, Kellyann Geurts, Stephen Haley, Kirsten Johannsen, Sam Leach, Tony Lloyd, Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, Mariko Mori, Hisaharu Motoda, Lyndal Osborne, Patricia Piccinini, Philip Samartzis, Roman Signer, Superflex, Debbie Symons, Stephanie Valentin, Darren Wardle, Kenji Yanobe, Ken + Julia Yonetani, and NOW and WHEN: Australian Urbanism.
Free public program events Bookings essential: (03) 9925 1717
Thursday, 30 November, 5.45pm-8.30 pm Zones of the Future: Dystopia or Utopia? Screening of the Russian science fiction masterpiece Stalker (1979) Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, with panel discussion featuring curator Linda Williams, Philip Brophy, Kenji Yanobe and RMIT Global Cities Research Institute Director, Professor Paul James. RMIT Kaleide Theatre, 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
Friday, 2 December, 12pm-1pm From Organic to Atomic Curator Linda Williams in conversation with Lyndal Osborne (Canada) and Kenji Yanobe (Japan) RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
Tuesday, 6 December, 12pm-1pm Painting the Future Discussion with Sam Leach and Tony Lloyd RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
Tuesday, 13 December, 6pm-7pm (exhibition open until 7.30pm) NOW and WHEN Australian Urbanism – 3D stereoscopic technology 2010 Australian Pavilion Co-Creative Director Ivan Rijavec RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne.