Soon, it will be as if this text never existed. They tell us that most content – otherwise considered “information” – will sink low, low, lower and into the depths of future internets, drowning alongside continuously doubling information doing its thing: growing. Google CEO Eric Schmidt:
“Between the birth of the world and 2003, there were five exabytes of information created. We [now] create five exabytes every two days. See why it’s so painful to operate in information markets?”
What we get from exponential information growth is an exponentially disappearing present. It’s hard to understand, information growing at such a rate. At most it paints a picture in which everything is multiplying and therefore moving – and fast. Content doubles, triples, and exabytes at every moment; the present accelerates, under such pressures that it surpasses itself, that is, it re-presents itself as forward inclination.
A triennial that is “predictive, rather than retrospective;” a curatorial formation that through a certain sensibility of the present aims to inform us of what’s to come, what artists will become more visible in the future; a predictive entity, being born into the public domain this Wednesday (Feb. 25), Surround Audience, at New Museum in New York City.
Name: New Museum Triennial Surround Audience
Born on 24 Feb. 2015
In New York, NY (US)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Surround Audience, a dreamy Pisces with Virgo rising who is super interested in relationships because of the powerful conjunction of Mars and Venus in the 7th house of partnerships, entering a world with a too-much-content problem. This coming century we will experience a rate of change and disruption, they say, that previous generations have not experienced. Although it maybe not be what we want, when we are in the midst of it, the thick of it, what can we do but just float along, unless, by some chance, there really is a place that is outside of the outside, negating of the polarities between online and offline, compliance and resistance. Surround Audience comes at a very fresh time astrologically: at the conjunction of Mars and Venus in Aries, which is a two-year occurrence that releases the energy of the past and starts fresh with new ideas. The universe is ready to see new and possibly challenging ideas and accept them as a new normal: we’re collectively resetting, creatively.
#triennialawareness #2015triennial #surroundaudience #extendedrelease. Digital lives, accelerated times, exponential peaks, collective exhaustion and pain, nestled in a cute cartoony pharmaceutical pill, and displayed as domestic luxury spaces. K-Hole rises, K-hole releases an app: “XR, a friendly pharmaceutical navigating the pleasures and perils of modern life.” It’s the show’s advertising campaign doubling as an app, and simultaneously an artwork. Dis creates a hybrid luxury kitchen and bath in which to hold lectures and performances; apparently the pinnacle of luxury is bathing while lying down with your clothes on, drinking a cup of Soylent. This lack of boundaries between artwork and consumption product seems to be in line with the timing of the show’s first breath of life. Preview night on Tuesday will coincide with a conjunction with Neptune and the sun, which could symbolize a lack of boundaries and distinction. On the one hand this could mirror the non-traditional, “non-art” activities and creative collaborations that are part of the show and the curator, Ryan Trecartin’s artistic practice, and, on the other hand, it could emphasize the borderless energy by which we are all connected.
In spite of the fact that it comes into this world at a time of impending global economic and climate doom, Surround Audience, a post-ISIS baby, brings positive future scenarios. The triennial’s moon in Taurus is charming and grounded, an instant indicator of positivity and pleasure, and is likely to make people instantly enjoy its energy.
Written by Agatha Wara with Morgan Rehbock, astrologer of Ryan Trecartin and the New Museum Triennial Surround Audience.