The Future is a Collective Project with Suzanne Treister
21 February 2018

SPACE Mare Street
Wed 28 Feb, 7 - 9.30pm
FREE & open to all
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Join the artist Suzanne Treister for a meeting of The Future is a Collective Project programmed in response to J&K’s commission The space consists of a circle that travels in time.  Treister's and J&K's work intersects along ideas and methodologies exploring imagining alternative histories and futures; time travel; altered states of consciousness as methods in the production of their work; questioning the linearity of time and space; manifesting visions of post-apocalyptic utopias and post-sublime futures. 

The Future is a Collective Project is a participatory research group for the collective viewing, reading, talking and thinking about art works/texts/books/films/projects that are positioned in opposition or resistance to dominant modes of thought. It is grounded in the question: Are we carrying the right tools to shape the future we want and need?

In this session Suzanne Treister presents …No other symptoms - Time travelling with Rosalind Brodsky, an artwork she began in 1995 and released as a CD-ROM video game and accompanying book in 1999. Treister will guide participants through the world of her time-travelling alter ego, Rosalind Brodsky, after which there will be a discussion on the work and related themes.


Suzanne Treister lives and works in London and the French Pyrenees. In 1988 she was making work about video games, in 1992 virtual reality, in 1993 software and in 1995 she made her first web project and invented a time travelling avatar, the subject of an interactive cd-rom. Recent projects include Survivor (F) (2017), HEXEN 2.0 (2011), Post-Surveillance Art (2014) and HFT The Gardener (2015). An ongoing focus of her work is the relationship between new technologies, society, alternative belief systems and the potential futures of humanity.


The Future is a Collective Project was initiated by Nathalie Boobis in 2016 with the aim of exploring:

// Marginalised ideas and practices of the past being essential considerations in thinking about the future;
// The future as a tool of fiction for asserting our desires and articulating what is missing or ignored in the present;
// The possibilities of future thinking from the position of ‘the other’

In the interest of moving outside of the Western and patriarchal construction of clock time and its characterisations of past, present and future, meetings are scheduled according to the lunar calendar.