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Voices From Your Future Past - a sound work



Voices From Your Future Past - a sound work

To promise eternal progression is to push the concept of the future perpetually out of reach, approaching the virtual. Modern cities create illusionary and symbolic dimensions where construction, destruction and decay abstract the notions of history and memory, the new is built on the new.

The mix of ruins, monuments and newer constructions -from across ages- form a graveyard of ideas, symbolising what was once considered ‘the future’.

Housed by augmented reality technologies, the sound work Voices from Your Future Past draws attention to the dream-like fallacy of technological illusion, the same illusion that focuses our perspective on the future and thereby removes us from the reality of the present. This work aims to acknowledge and harness the sense of disconnection we feel in the virtual worlds in which we have been forced to live and communicate, particularly in the last year.

It is staged in full recognition of the reality that there are few real spaces where people can truly meet. Rather than dealing in discourses of ‘hope’, Voices from Your Future Past confronts the audience with the irreality of virtual presence despite our human desire and necessity to connect with it.

In the blurred scapes of our city, a voice traverses and bends the boundaries between 3D cybernetic worlds and the spaces left behind. We come to understand that we rely on a reciprocal alliance between listening, appropriate images and the subversive effect of a present moment.

Voices from your future past is a sound work conceived by sound artists and composers Davide Luciani, Fabio Perletta, spatial sound artist Jordan Juras, and for the Oslo edition they have collaborated with Norwegian artist and singer Stine Janvin. It is curated by Daniela Arriado and produced by Art Republic and Studio Mote. The work is presented by Son.AR, an artistic collective and curatorial-research project investigating the concept of virtuality, presence and aural architectures in relation to sonic arts and public spaces. The work is planned to be presented as a rhizomatic composition, with guest artists, through several episodes in various cities.

Presented at Ultima Festival (Oslo) in September 2021, the sound work will be exhibited as multichannel performance and as site specific installation to walk through the city of Oslo. It will also meet with Ultima's venues and locations, bridging with their site specificity, and thus expanding the indoor program to public space. The audience will be invited to take a journey through their local environment, seeking out physical-virtual sites of specific listening experiences.


September 15-25, 2021
Voices From Your Future Past
Ultima Festival, Oslo (NO)

September 16, 2021
Voices From Your Future Past (Performance)
Blå, Oslo (NO)


Supported by KORO – Kunst i offentlig rom / Public Art Norway and the Italian Cultural Institute of Oslo.


Data: Da Mer 15 Set 2021 a Sab 25 Set 2021

Organizzato da : SonAR; Ultima

In collaborazione con : KORO, IIC

Ingresso : A pagamento


Blå, Brenneriveien, Oslo; Ultima Festival