Real time science-fiction put in practice as a possibility of community building and repairing the present through the future
This is a time and space to pause, and think. When was the last time you wrote your thoughts or a short imaginary story down? When did you lastly leave your imagination run free? Storybuilding and storytelling as a practice can be found in every society on the planet since very early ages. This ritual kept people together, was a way to banish fears, to envision the future, to pass knowledge between generations, to connect with the non-human.
The activation of the node starts with interaction among the participants and discussion on the regional and broader characteristics and particularities regarding themes such as the climate crisis, population movement, networks, technologies. After that, participants are invited to create speculative narratives about the possible futures in their region using a simple writing tool kit.
By expressing fears and hopes about the future in these stories, this activation seeks to understand and repair the present and envision a better future.
Kyriaki Goni is an Athens born and based artist. Working across disciplines and technologies, she creates expanded, multi-layered installations. She connects the local with the global by critically touching on questions of technology, more specifically on surveillance, distributed networks and infrastructures, ecosystems, human and other than human relations. Her work gets exhibited worldwide in solo and group shows. Recent solo shows were presented at Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens; Aksioma, Ljibjana; Drugo More, Rijeka. Recent group exhibitions include Ars Electronica, 13th Shanghai Biennale, Transmediale2020, 5th Istanbul Design Biennial, Glass Room San Francisco, Melbourne Triennial, etc). She is a Delfina Foundation alumna (2019), and she has received fellowships such as Allianz Kulturstiftung (2021), Niarchos Artworks fellow (2018), etc. Her latest work Data Garden received the Greek state prize INSPIRE2020. Her works are part of private and corporate collections. She is a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts with an MA in Digital Arts, before which she had pursued a BA and an MSc in Cultural Anthropology and Developmental Sociology from Leiden University. Further info at kyriakigoni.com