Sounding the Future

curated by Gail Priest

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  • UTS Gallery

    Level 4, Peter Johnson Building (Building 6)
    702 Harris St, Ultimo,
    University of Technology, Sydney

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Sounding the Future is an exhibition curated by Gail Priest that speculates about what art in the future will sound like. The exhibition will present sonic “possibles and potentials” ranging from almost-here transhuman mediations, to far-future post-anthropocene aftermaths, with some apocalyptic contingencies in between. We always speak of “visions of the future,” but what if we were to let the auditory realm lead our imaginings? Does the dialogue about futurity take on new dimensions when considered through a different sense ratio? These dreams of future soundings, inflected by our present day, also offer reflections on how we listen now. The artists will develop new work that considers the impacts of new technologies, degrading environmental conditions and the prospect of a post-human world.

Artists: Gail Priest, George Poonkhin Khut, Pia van Gelder & Tom Smith, Peter Blamey

View the exhibition catalogue here.

View the full project website here. 

Read a response to this exhibition by UTS student Louisa Luong, produced as part of the UTS Gallery Student Writing Program.

This exhibition is presented as part of National Science Week, Sydney Science Festival, UTS Diversity Week and UTS Open Day.





This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.