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Somewhere, in the space that opens between an unfinished past and a reopened future, a future anterior.

                
    "Are you a technoptimist or a depressimist?" he asks. "Well, here we are" she says "spending the last weeks of this year digging for digital fossils.
    Sampling, documenting, collecting. As if the pile of vestiges of outmoded objects we have accumulated so far wasn't enough." The pile of vestiges of
    outmoded objects had accumulated into a melancholic, never completed, long deserted archive, which now sits in ruins, that long awaited statement from
    another age (that was, or to come). "The demise of that failed futuristic vision was, is inevitable." A short silence follows "Ah!" she continues
    "We've been looking for some illumination on the turns of history, but these remnants do not posses the revolutionary energies we hoped to find.
    They are enigmas without resolution, let alone redemption. The only presences to be found in history are ghosts of repetition. Memory has lost all
    of its restorative power. The future, too... Does this answer your question?" "I like to think (it has to be!) / of a cybernetic ecology
    / where we are free of our labors / and joined back to nature, / returned to our mammal / sisters and brothers,
    / and all watched over / by machines of loving grace" he chants.
                

                                  
    ACT I improvises a cabinet of curiosities made of digital fossils, whose categorial boundaries are yet to be defined. The collected items
    are presented as re-constructions of their obsolete and long-lost digital selves by means of drawings, lights, small sculptures, murals and text.
    Situated in an undefined future, ACT I creates a fictional dimension in which notions of time, techno-utopianism and future archeology are in play.
    Society for the Preservation of Future Ruins ACT I.Installation by Caetano Carvalho and Ivana Hilj.
    Presented at the artist-run space OUTPOST in Amsterdam (NL), from January 11th until January 20th 2013.
                
                
                    Outpost, Amsterdam, January, 2013.