In Search of the Unknown

From 14-02-2009 until 25-04-2009

Opening 13 February 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Neïl Beloufa (FR), Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács (NL), Heman Chong (SG), Graham Ellard & Stephen Johnstone (UK), Johannes Heldén (SE), Sebastian Diaz Morales (AR/NL), Ann Lislegaard (NO), r a d i o q ua l i a (NZ), Semiconductor (UK), Mark Aerial Waller (UK)

Pictures from the opening In Search of the Unknown

In Search of the Unknown is situated in a strange place, at an unfamiliar time, in the midst of visions of the future that pursue the present and the nightmare of there being no future at all. In the first exhibition of 2009, at a moment when the financial prospects for the world are most uncertain, the search for the unknown and unimaginable and the friction between past, present and future is central. The science fiction author J.G. Ballard even writes that 'the present has annexed the future'. According to him 'we learn to live thinking that everything happens at the same time.'...

List of works:

Neïl Beloufa, Kempinski, 2007, 13'58'' min. Collection NIMk

Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Manifest Destiny, 2009, HD, 17' min.
Made possible by the Netherlands Film Fund and the Rijksakademie.

Heman Chong, Kryptonite, 2008, from the series 'Surfacing', Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space

Heman Chong, Until The End Of The World (Paused), 2009

Graham Ellard & Stephen Johnstone, Proposal, for an unmade film (set in the future), 2007, 21' min.

Johannes Heldén, The Prime Directive, 2006, internet piece (Flash), Originally published by Afsnit

Ann Lislegaard, SCIENCE FICTION_3112 (after 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick), 2007 , 8'30'' min. loop, Courtesy Galerie Paul Andriesse

Sebastian Diaz Morales, Oracle, 2007, 11' min. , Produced by HERMÈS

r a d i o q u a l i a (Adam Hyde & Honor Harger), Radio Astronomy, 2004 - 2009
Sound Installation

Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt), Do You Think Science..., 2006, 12'15'' min.
Collection NIMk

Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt), Magnetic Movie, 2007, 4'56'' min.
Collection NIMk

Mark Aerial Waller, Superpower – Dakar Chapter, 2004, 14' min.
Courtesy of the artist and Rodeo, Istanbul

Thanks to:
BeamSystems, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and the National Arts Council of Singapore