The Future Leaks Out at Liveworks Festival
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015, Australia
19th October 2017 to 29th October 2017
“When you cut into the present the future leaks out” – William Burroughs Responding to a sense of living on borrowed time, this exhibition explores visions of potential futures from artists investigating excess, environmental degradation, and strategies for adaptation and survival. The artists each look to the present as a transitional time where new and empathic ways of engaging with the world are emerging, but dystopia and destruction appear more and more likely. The works included in this exhibition make the soft-horror of this situation bodily and immediate. Audiences are invited to inhabit the gestures of plants, fire insults at the gross excesses of capitalism, and deeply inhale the atomised distress excreted by the natural world. The Future Leaks Out features new commissions from Tully Arnot, Emily Parsons-Lord and Hannah Donnelly, alongside works from Angela Goh, Tristan Jalleh and Louise Zhang.