A future unknown to me except as the whisper of plea reflects on the confrontational duality of desire and caution in a time of coping with the impactful shifts that have affected us both individually and collectively. As we are rushing to a state of normalcy that brought us to the current situation, we seem to be creating new spaces of relationality within the old spaces without replacing them; meanwhile, we strive to kindle intimacies with others in efforts to leave disaffection and solitude behind. In a socio-political race to the past so as to resume the future, how do we make room for healing and moving on despite the uneasiness and alertness we have internalised? How can we regather the self so it can become fragmented and plural in reclaimed intimacies?
With a selection of work by Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Anne-Lise Coste, Daniele Formica, Erin Johnson, and Maria Pask.
Curated by Sergi Rusca.
Image: Erin Johnson, Lake, 2020, film still