SYMPTOMS OF THE FUTURE: EXHIBITION IN THE BOX starts from a publication that was collectively developed over past year by Dušica Dražić (Out of Sight), Mirjana Dragosavljević (Stereovizija) and Irena Borić, with contributions by: Anamarija Batista, Irena Borić, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Dušica Dražić, Maja Hodošček, Petra Mrša, Tanja Šljivar, Nataša Šuković.
The content of the publication is not an exhibition, but it can certainly become one. It is an attempt to create an environment that will enable collective thinking and relating. It insists on generating a situation that entails - or offers - the presence of bodies in space, whether through contact with the publication or exhibition space.
We accepted an invitation, took out the printed matter in this box, downloaded video and audio works and transformed it into an exhibition. SYMPTOMS OF THE FUTURE: EXHIBITION IN THE BOX seeks to actualise certain accomplishments, works, thoughts, and events, hoping to open the broadest possible horizon of knowledge and understanding, in order to leave the position of passivisation and replace it with construction of some new-old narratives. We resisted the universally imposed command of hyperproduction by using pre-existent content and research that we could qualify as timeless. We inscribed that with our own interpretations and meanings and that interaction enabled the construction of new narratives, which here we share with you.
SYMPTOMS OF THE FUTURE: EXHIBITION IN THE BOX is also hosting two projects — OBJECTBOOK (a temporary migrated collection of artist books that are part of the holdings of the City Library in Zagreb) and CONSTRUCTED LANDSCAPE (radio drama).
Publication SYMPTOMS OF THE FUTURE: EXHIBITION IN THE BOX is published by Out of Sight (Antwerp), Stereovizija (Belgrade) and Onomatopee (Eindhoven) in May 2021.
Symptoms of the Future is generously supported by the Flemish Authorities, the City of Antwerp and European Cultural Foundation.
Artists: Anamarija Batista, Irena Borić, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Dušica Dražić, Maja Hodošček, Petra Mrša, Tanja Šljivar, Nataša Šuković