The Future Utopias Imaginarium process began in a collaborative workshop with a group of over thirty student and early-career designers and performance makers. Over the last five months a core team of nine artists of various backgrounds from Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bournemouth, Birmingham and London have constructed a shifting performance space for PQ19.
The audience was invited to observe and interact with a team of ‘’Future Makers’’ in a circular space that sat between a factory and a gameshow. An endlessly recurring process to build a future utopia is activated by chance and imagination, and overseen by a mysterious authority figure.
With thanks to Nadia Malik, Helen Davies, Will Hargreaves, Peter Farley, Marco Savo and Eva Auster for their support in facilitating the project.
Country/Region United Kingdom
Curator Fiona Watt and Andreas Skourtis
Curatorial Team May Jennifer Davies, Vivianna Chiotini, Conor Smart, Scott Castner, Abigail McDermott, Jordan Smith, Kathryn Weaving, Rhi Binnington, Yifat Shir-Moskovitz