The Unknown Future Rolls Towards Us
The work imagines a post-“post-apocalyptic” world: in which humans are absent, in which a resilient nature has re-balanced itself anew alongside various detritus and artifacts which have survived us. Combining found object assemblages, biological plant matter, kinetic and sonic components, a hybrid ecosystem emerges – one which is living, albeit in a manner that is estranged to us. Can a wasteland become a garden? The collective scene is suffused with natural and mechanical allusions, corporeal metaphors, and muted memories of a past of abundant over-production. Always moving, always sounding, busy and active; but for whom? a future hybrid ecology, a series of intricate laments, songs, and sound-poems, performed for no-one in particular.
Adam Basanta (CA)
Born in Tel-Aviv (ISR) and raised in Vancouver (BC), Basanta has lived and worked in Montreal since 2010. Originally studying contemporary music composition, he has developed an artistic practice in mixed-media installations. Since 2015, his works have been exhibited in galleries and institutions including the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (CAN), Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH), Arsenal Art Contemporain (CAN), Galerie Charlot (FRA), National Art Centre Tokyo (JPN), V Moscow Biennale for Young Art (RUS), Serralves Museum (POR), Edith-Russ-Haus fur Mediakunst (GER), York Art Gallery (UK), and The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (USA). His works have been awarded prizes and can be found in private and institutional collections.