Sounding the Future - curated exhibition
UTS Gallery, Sydney
August 1 - September 22, 2017

Artists: Gail Priest, George Poonkhin Khut, Pia van Gelder & James Nichols and Peter Blamey
Curator: Gail Priest

Gail Priest has invited leading media/sound artists to develop three new works that dialogue with and expand out from the ideas touched on in her Sounding the Future installation.  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 opening of the exhibition will also see the launch of the e-publication that will bring together the body of work generated over the Sounding the Future project.