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Present Futures Digital 2021

Fri 5 February — Sun 7 February 2021

Present Futures 2021 is the fourth edition of a multi-disciplinary art event curated by Colette Sadler and produced by Feral in partnership with CCA.

This iteration of the festival will be re-imagined as a virtual space and prism through which the local and global can come together to consider post humanism, bodily representation and speculative futures with artistic experimentation at its core. Presenting a collection of short film, artist moving image, immersive audio, online discussion and workshops the digital edition of Present Futures will highlight Scottish and International artists whose work operates between performance, film, visual art and sound.

The 2021 festival will continue an artistic and scientific enquiry into the field of human/non-human relations and entanglements. What is the future of relationships between human and artificial agencies? How do we position ourselves as individuals and collectively within an ever evolving post-humanist world view? How are artists utilising virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotic engineering and synthetic biology to probe hybridisation and new interspecies relations? To what extent are artists reflecting utopian or dystopian futures in their work?

Featuring contributions from artists including KEIKAN, Simon Senn, Alicia Matthews & Robbie Thomson, Colette Sadler in collaboration with Mikko Gaestel & Heiko Tubbesing, Justin Shoulder, Mass Hysteria Collective & Leah Marojević, Wong Ping, Tim Murray-Browne & Panagiotis Tigas, Samir Kennedy, Soojin Chang, Hamshya Rajkumar, Clarinda Tse, Laura Fisher, Siri Black, Jake Elwes, Libby Odai, Laura Bissell and Lucy Weir.

For information on the full programme, access and how to experience the festival visit: presentfutures.org/programme

Tickets and how to book

Tickets for Present Futures Digital are on a sliding scale and you can choose what to pay based on your financial circumstances. It’s an honesty policy and no questions whatsoever will be asked regardless of the option you choose.
Friday 5th February: Day Pass (£3 / £5 / £7)
Saturday 6th February: Day Pass (£4 / £6 / £8)
Sunday 7th February: Day Pass (£4 / £6 / £8)

Please note that the two following events are not included in the Day Pass price and will be ticketed separately due to limited capacity:
Saturday 6 February: 1-800-LONGING4IT by Mass Hysteria Collective / Leah Marojević *on sale 25 January
Sunday 7 February: Be Arielle F by Simon Senn (£2 / £4 / £6)

All tickets for the festival can be booked here: www.presentfutures.org/tickets

Closer to the festival each ticket holder will receive email instructions on how to access, view and participate in each online event.

Curation: Colette Sadler
Producers and Co-Curators: Feral (Jill Smith & Kathryn Boyle)
Marketing and Website Design: Elena Anna Rieser
Technical Manager: Alexander Storey Gordon
Associateship Artist Mentoring Support and Advice: Colette Sadler (Artistic Director, Stammer Productions) and Laura Bissell/Ashanti Harris (Contemporary Performance Practice, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).
Supported by Creative Scotland, The Work Room, Centre for Contemporary Art, Goethe-Institut Glasgow, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Tramway.