The series titled Reversible // Irreversible // Presence presents contemporary media art from Japan. It is spread over the years 2016-2017 and intertwined with two media art events: the Eco Expanded City exhibitions-cum-workshops project prepared for the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 and the 17th Media Art Biennale WRO 2017 Draft Systems taking place in May-June 2017.
Programmed and carried out by the WRO programming team in close collaboration with our Japanese colleagues, Reversible // Irreversible // Presence focusses on possible and imagined future scenarios, the (im)possibilities of sustainable developments, appropration and abuse of resources within a shaky, unstable settings and overheated technological systems as they ae rendered in artistic and design practices. The series raises a question if and to what extent the presence of art – inherent to a society that could be treated as a kind of metaphoric laboratory for applied futures – would be feasible to reverse the seemingly Irreversible.
Artists within Eco Expanded City program:
exonemo – Kensuke Sembo + Yae Akaiwa
Ichiro Higashiizumi + Selene creative team
Akihiko Taniguchi + Holly Herndon
Program concept and coordination: Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka
Curated by the team of WRO Art Center
Japanese guest curators: Yukiko Shikata, Junya Yamamine, Koyo Yamashita