not (yet) futura free is a compilation of ten multidisciplinary projects that will unfold over the course of six weeks during this moment of collective transformation. Presented in partnership with STABLE, this online exhibition will archive the processes of twelve artists as they share new work that centers language, healing, and speculative imagination.
not (yet) futura free exists as an in-between space to connect us while we are apart. Inspired by the scholarship of Kara Keeling who uses the term "poetry from the future" to describe a felt presence of the unknowable, the project embraces poetry and uncertainty to weave together the disparate mythologies of a place just beyond reach. Nostalgia is a recurring mood throughout, a nostalgia that has both a past and future dimension that can be helpful as we collectively consider what the world will be like emerging from a global pandemic.
Each artist's page will be updated regularly as new work emerges. Some of the projects are participatory. For example, you can sign up to receive virtual floral arrangements through Arrin Sutliff and Eileen Rae Walsh's collaborative photography project; you can transform excess paperwork into bricks as part of Sera Boeno's Proposal for a Dispersed Monument in the Future; and you can learn how to grow plants for natural dyeing with An Ly. In addition, you can experience research-based performances by Rex Delafkaran and Ashley Shey about language and translation. Check each artist page for details about their work and how to engage.