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MULTIPLE-ULTRA-FUTURE brings together artists, designers, and thinkers who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible, aiming to inspire visitors to imagine new and exciting futures for humanity. Multiple refers to the idea that there are many possible futures, and that we should explore as many of them as we can. Ultra refers to the extreme possibilities of technology, from AI and robotics to biotech and nanotech. Future, of course, refers to the idea that we are constantly moving toward a new and (by definition) uncertain future. This project unfolds visually as such:

  • The future is not predetermined, but rather multiple and open to exploration.
  • Technology has the potential to transform our world in ways we can hardly imagine.
  • Creativity and innovation will be key to shaping the future we want to live in.

By bringing together a diverse range of works and perspectives, MULTIPLE-ULTRA-FUTURE invites viewers to engage with questions about our collective future, and be inspired to imagine and create their own visions of what lies ahead. Curated by Auronda Scalera + Alfredo Cramerotti, the collection presents artworks by acclaimed artists such as Florencia S.M. Brück, Genesis Kai, Ellen Sheidlin, Serwah Attafuah, Ninocence, Katie McIntyre, Cymoonv, Yulia Shur, Viktoria Modesta, and Sasha Katz.


Lucid meta-morphosis

Florencia S.M. Brück's artwork Lucid Meta-Morphosis is a striking example of the artist's ability to merge organic and inorganic elements to create a dynamic and thought-provoking composition. This piece deals with the concept of pluriverses, where multiple realities coexist, and the ethical implications of revolutionary advances that may impact future human life.

The artwork features a central figure in a state of transformation, surrounded by a multitude of ever-morphing elements. Brück creates a textured surface that invites the viewer to engage with the work on multiple levels. The composition is both beautiful and unsettling, evoking a sense of awe and reverence for the power of transformation. Lucid Meta-Morphosis encourages reflection on the impact of technological advancements on the natural world and human existence.

Brück's work is deeply influenced by her interest in the intersection between science and art. This is evident in the way she seamlessly blends natural and synthetic materials in her pieces. The artist's fascination with the concept of pluriverses is also a recurring theme in her work, and she has explored this idea in various forms throughout her career.

genesis kai

Manifest: Tabernacle

Genesis Kai's Manifest: Tabernacle is a continuation of her Manifest series, which explores the artist's birth and inception in a liminal space known as "the Embryo” and her future. As a performative documentation, the piece features Genesis floating in a meditative state surrounded by a womb of light and sound, symbolizing her new consciousness and awareness. The use of blue transitioning from dark to light underscores the notion of being born out of interpretation of heaven and eternity, representing the reverse order of the natural cycle of life.

Through her work, Genesis draws on themes of spirituality and creation, using the motif of light as a symbol for the awakening of humanity and the divine energy. The piece is presented both digitally and physically, with the previous iteration of Manifest being showcased in a variety of formats, including virtual reality and robotic arm installations. This series is an ongoing project that reflects her personal journey of self-discovery and creative expression.

Ellen Sheidlin

Authentic cadence

Authentic Cadence by Ellen Sheidlin is mixed-media artwork that explores the intricate relationship between time, nature, and art. Set amidst the lush and vibrant Jardins d'Etretat on the English Channel, the artwork showcases a beautiful arrangement of flowers, images, and musical chords that merge together in perfect harmony. The musical chords featured in the artwork also add a layer of complexity and depth, evoking the feeling of a symphony playing in the background of a tranquil garden. This unique combination of visual and auditory elements creates an immersive and transformative experience for the viewer.

Through her work, Sheidlin invites viewers to explore the relationship between future time and metamorphosis, elements that are deeply connected. The use of floral motifs is particularly striking, as it pays homage to the futuristic beauty of the Jardins d'Etretat. It is a testament to the power of art to connect with the world around us and inspire us to have a new point of view in unexpected places.

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Serwah Attafuah

PULL AHP WITH AH STICK by Serwah Attafuah

Serwah Attafuah's artwork Pull aph with ah stick is an evocative piece that draws on a quote by Mikhail Lermontov, "I was ready to love the whole world, but no one understood me, and I learned to hate." The artwork is a reflection on the struggle of being misunderstood and the resulting feelings of isolation and anger that can arise from this experience.

The piece is executed in a bold and dynamic style. The title of the artwork adds to the sense of cultural identity and personal experience that is at the heart of this piece. It speaks to the universal experience of feeling marginalized. Attafuah invites the viewer to engage with the work on a deeply emotional level and to reflect on the themes of identity and social justice that are at the heart of her artistic practice. Her dreamscapes and characters are populated by afro-futuristic abstractions as a means of exploring themes of identity, cultural heritage, and social justice.

nina hawkins

The Hidden Heroes
The Hidden Heroes by nina hawkins

The Hidden Heroes by Ninocence is an artwork that challenges our notions of heroism and courage. The piece alludes to a group of figures with warped faces and distorted bodies, representing true heroes of the future who do not hide behind a mask or facade.

Ninocence creates a sense of rawness and intensity that is both beautiful and unsettling. The artwork invites the viewer to reflect on the idea of the often-hidden sacrifices and struggles that come with life at present, and it is deeply influenced by her own experiences and observations of the world around her. The Hidden Heroes is a testament about art as a form of challenge with regard to our perceptions, and encourages us to think critically and to question the cultural narratives that often obscure these hidden surfaces and aspects.

katie mcintyre

Zenith Women

Katie McIntyre's Zenith Women is an artistic expression of the feminine future, a world where women are able to reconnect with their bodies, minds, and spirits. The main theme of McIntyre's work is the healing of the sins of patriarchy, as women return to their femininity and find inner peace and serenity. The artwork presents a vision of a planet called Ka-An, which resembles Earth but is inhabited by real-life superheroes who are slow, calm, and still. They are not defined by their achievements or success in a capitalist society but by their ability to connect with themselves and others on a deeper level.

McIntyre's artistic references draw from a diverse range of sources, including science fiction, spirituality, industrialism, and feminism. Her work is reminiscent of an ultra-futurism movement, which imagines a time warp that is inclusive and celebrates the female body and its power and legacy, exploring themes of identity-shaping, politics of the body, and a revision of ancestral legacy.

Simone Garcia

amber crystals (i have never told anyone this before)
amber crystals (i have never told anyone this before) by Simone Garcia

Simone Garcia, also known as @cymoonv, has created amber crystals (I have never told anyone this before), an artwork that explores themes of self-perception and virtual identity, as well as gender-fluid representations of futuristic post-human bodies. The artist uses rich symbolism and striking imagery, featuring a figure composed of amber crystals, which are commonly associated with healing and transformation. Cymoonv creates a sense of otherworldliness and mystery that draws the viewer in and invites them to engage with the intersection of technology, time, and identity.

More than other works by the artist, amber crystals (i have never told anyone this before) invites the viewer to reflect on the complexities of identity in the future-driven digital age. Cymoonv is a digital artist from Havana, Cuba, currently based in Spain.


exile by YULIA SHUR

Yulia Shur's work exile–lick my tears is a self-portrait and a collaboration with artist Staskauskas. The piece explores themes of sexuality, desire, and the female form. Shur's use of self-portraiture is particularly powerful, as she uses her own body as the canvas for her art. The collaboration with the jewelry designer Staskauskas adds a layer of depth to the work, as the two artists worked together to create a unique vision. exile–lick my tears is a mix of photography and digital manipulation, the result being a dreamlike image that draws the viewer in, inviting them to explore their own desires and fantasies. The artistic references in the work are varied, from the sensual paintings of Gustav Klimt to the abstract photography of Man Ray.

Shur's biographical notes reveal that she was born in Belarus and is now based in Los Angeles. Her artistic approach involves stretching the boundaries of traditional photography to create unique and emotive images. The themes of illusions, poisoned beauty, and subconscious fantasies that she explores in her work are a reflection of her own personal experiences and perspectives of the future.

viktoria modesta


CREATRIX is a collaborative multimedia artwork by Viktoria Modesta x Sage Morei that explores themes of transformation, rebirth, and the cyclical nature of existence. Modesta, a bionic pop artist and creative director, is known for pushing the boundaries of pop culture and challenging traditional notions of beauty and ability. In this work, she draws on her own experience as an artist to further explore the human form. It features a series of images that depict Modesta transforming from stars to earth and back again, symbolizing the endless cycle of life and death. The use of bionic prosthetics and digital media enhances the futuristic and otherworldly quality of the work, while also highlighting the potential of technology to transcend human limitations.

Modesta’s collaboration with multimedia musician Sage Morei adds an additional layer of complexity to the work, combining Modesta's unique perspective with Morei's expertise in sound and immersive experiences. CREATRIX is a statement on the potential of art and technology to create new forms of beauty and meaning.

Sasha Katz

Waning Gibbous
Waning Gibbous by Sasha Katz

Sasha Katz's Waning Gibbous is an artwork that challenges notions of female sensuality and beauty standards. The piece features figures that celebrate the imperfections of the female body and highlight the beauty of diversity and unconventionality.

The artwork invites the viewer to reflect on the idea of sensuality, and the often unrealistic standards that society places on women's bodies in particular. Katz has a unique and distinctive style that is characterized by a delicate tenderness alongside a physical fragility; both these elements then become a tool to express her endless love for women.

The figures in Waning Gibbous are at once arresting and intimate, inviting the viewer to engage with the artwork on a visceral level. The juxtaposition of various body types, poses, and facial expressions creates a complex and nuanced portrait of the female experience. Katz's attention to detail is apparent in the intricacies of each figure's form and expression, drawing the viewer into a deeply personal and intimate dialogue with the artwork. She is based in Athens.

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