Clara Ianni, Ripetiçoes, 2018, Installation view at FuturDome, courtesy FuturDome, Milan

FuturDome is glad to announce a video exhibition questioning the state of existing limits between transience and temporality as both variables dependent on what marks a present, as a materialization on what it’s becoming and it’s disappearing through building memories.
On Monday 1st April, the video exhibition will introduce ten videos, ten scenarios outlining definite gestures towards some kind of incessant motions of the present times: non-authoritarian attitudes and conceptual approaches will deconstruct any form of classification to take an alternative path where the liberation of systems, structures and media, in order to create freedom and openness, become both idiosyncratic and tangible. Hypertimes through ten video artworks, realized during the last three years, will represent an heterogeneous linguistic and visual field for spatializing time, to shed light on his intuitive and conceptual approach. Different narrative times will be present at different times, each video will define a spatio-temporal passage where time changes relatively to a further temporal dimension, an hypertime: a dimension whose sole metaphysical function is to make change of times themselves possible. Each proposal yields a multiplicity of passages rather than the sought-for unique unfolding of the universe and Hypertimes will show how the passage of time consists in the fact that more of the world comes to be as time goes by.

Slowly, from Tobias Madison (1985, Switzerland) O Vermelho do Meio Dia, 2017 to Martine Syms (1988, California) Notes on Gesture (2016) to Patrick Panetta (1977, Germany) Scale of Rating (2019), it’ll be revealed a sparse universe of different hypertimes, emphasizing the notion of deconstructed frames, where the space of the image itself is ruptured and reveals the inbetweenness of gaps and remainders.
Hypertimes represent the beginning and culmination of conceptual and poetic reasoning, filled with what could become an outcome, filled with our collective losses. This exhibition will provide further insight into the mind of artists who, during their lifetime, rejected any analytical discourse about their work in favour of its perceptive experience.

In works such as Mouth (2017) by Maja Čule (1984, Croatia), Lake of Fire (2010-2016) by Mikkel Carl (1976, Denmark), Stasis (2018) by Maya Watanabe (1983, Perù) or  Composition For Mouth (Songs My Mother Taught Me), 2018, by Oliver Beer (1985, UK), the abandonment of a fictional past, present and future will not seem to prevent visitors from treating fictions as temporally structured, through the video dimension. That is, we can imagine a time series in ways not defined by a past, present and future. We can, as it were, view fictional time from a ‘God’s eye’ perspective. That suggests that it is not, after all, an essential feature of time that it passes, or has a present which marks the boundary between a determinate past and an indeterminate future. Perhaps, even if time is structured in this way, this is, like its geometry, a contingent feature.

In Hypertimes, through Nau (2017) by Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata MachadoLa Plaza del Chafleo (2019) by Ivàn Argote (1983, Colombia) and Ripetiçoes (2018) by Clara Ianni (1987, Brasil), whenever there will be a present moment, the past will also be present, although it’ll be always invisible. That’s what draws the exhibition to create a video environment: the ability to put different times on the screen and see how they collide or how they resonate with one another, how the past tells a story within a present story. Hypertimes will become a reference to the atmospheric human impermanence in the video works, enhancing their relativist poetical approach.
Hypertimes by merging pasts and presents simultaneously will create a dimension where neither past nor present, but a limbo that can embrace centuries without blinking an eye. Without the use of artificialized scenes videos will contain each time frame, something that is now in parallel and then is created – or now, then and then. Thanks to BenQ’s high quality technology empowerment, the distinction between past, present and future events, following Hud Hudson theories, will become a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Curated by Ginevra Bria
Assistant curator Irene Sofia Comi

Opening Times
From 16 April to 25 May: Tue – Sat 4 – 7pm
Weekly hours: from Tuesday to Saturday, from 4 pm to 7 pm

Days closed: 25, 26 and 27 April

Venue: FuturDome
Address: via Giovanni Paisiello 6, 20131 Milano

Entry: free
Info: futurdome@futurdome.org  00393927900203