Curator: Amanda Schmitt
Artists: Madeline Hollander, Pearla Pigao, Hans Rosenström
Made possible by: The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York through their MOBIUS Fellowship program & Helsinki Contemporary through the HC Guest Curator program
In collaboration with HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme & Zodiak – Center for New Dance
Supported by Kone Foundation & Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Future Delay, a performance choreographed by Madeline Hollander:
Thur, June 6, 6-7 (during opening reception)
Sat, June 8, 2-4pm
Sun, June 9, 2-4pm
Thur, June 13, 4-6pm
Sat, June 15, 2-4pm
Sun, June 16, 2-4pm
Performance will be looping continuously during scheduled hours.
Performed by Karin Bergman, Nadja Pärssinen, and Kärdo Shiwan, with an original score by Jonathan Mandabach.
Helsinki Contemporary is glad to end its Spring season with Future Delay, an exhibition curated by the New York based curator Amanda Schmitt. The exhibition, realized in collaboration with the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, will center around newly commissioned works by Madeline Hollander, Pearla Pigao, and Hans Rosenström.
Future Delay departs from the work of media pioneers and theoreticians Paul Ryan and Erkki Kurenniemi who dedicated their careers to exploring cybernetics and positing the future potential of technological immortality, mobilizing their experiments through the work of three contemporary artists.
Madeline Hollander will work in tandem with local dancers to present a choreographic performance that will take place in the gallery throughout the month. Pearla Pigao will present a sonic sculpture that reacts to the movements of the visitors to the gallery, inviting the viewers to participate. Hans Rosenström presents a site-specific multi-channel, binaural sonic installation.
Technology today promises a stare into the abyss of death but with a happy ending. The exhibition asks us whether technological immortality can replace biological mortality. What would future delay appear as, and how would interference and synchrony between transmission and reception in both organic and technological beings manifest? Are humans choreographing a future integrated with machine, or are the machines choreographing us?
Future Delay is made possible by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York through its MOBIUS Fellowship Program and Helsinki Contemporary through its Guest Curator Program. Additional support is provided by HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Program by hosting Madeline Hollander's residency in June 2019 and by Zodiak – Center for New Dance by announcing an Open Call for performers for Hollander’s new choreographic work. Office for Contemporary Art Norway has provided support for Pearla Pigao’s work.