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Museum Futures: script

Museum Futures: Distributed - is a machinima record of the centenary interview with Moderna Museet’s executive Ayan Lindquist in June 2058.

The interview explores a genealogy for contemporary art practice and its institutions, by re-imagining the role of artists, museums, galleries, markets, manufactories and academies.

The project was a collaboration with Marysia Lewandowska, commissioned by Moderna Museet Stockholm, Sweden, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in 2008.

Museum Futures: Distributed - transcriptions

 English .pdf

 Spanish pdf

* German pdf (soon)

* Mandarin pdf (soon)

* reprinted as part of What’s next? Kunst nach der Krise a reader, published in December 2013 by Kulturverlag KADMOS Berlin.



Timeline and storyboard

Museum Futures: Distributed - screenings/exhibitions

* Exhibited as part of I taste the Future, the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), Henningsvær, Norway 1st September - 1st October 2017.

  * screening and discussion as part of Fieldworks, summer school    programmed by Bisan Abu Eisheh for Hospitalfield, July 5th 2016, Arbroath.

 * screening and discussion as part of ReSource Foundation Galleries Lafayette pre-launch programme 23rd June 2015, Paris

* with an introduction by Maria Lind, screened as part of MAK Vienna, 150th birthday celebrations 15th April 2014

 * screened as part of a workshop organised by the Roaming Academy at the Dutch Art Institute, 21st March 2013, Arnhem

* exhibited as part of Things Are Gonna Change I Can Feel It: Cultural Studies as Art Practice curated by Cindy Smith for the The Dedalus Foundation, New York, USA. Special seminar screening Thursday February 14th, 2013.

 * exhibited as part of Modern Monsters / Death and Life of Fiction at Taipei Biennial, 29th September 2012 –  13th February 2013

 * screened as part of the Born Digital Conference organised by Plaza Futura and Baltan Laboratories, Van Abbemuseum, 14th - 15th December 2012, Eindhoven

* included in the Samsung Art+Prize at the BFI, London, 17th - 29th  January 2012

* The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989 at ZKM Karlsruhe, 17th September 2011 –  5th February 2012

*exhibited as part of HOW WE MOVE September 13 – December 31, 2011 SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul.

* The Future of the Future at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague. July 28th - October 25th 2010

* part of Museum Production at MMK Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main,  17 June 2010

* part of Institution as Medium. Curating as Institutional Critique Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Zürich. Saturday 26th March 2010 

performa09 , the Vera List Center and Parsons present the American premiere at Streaming Culture the New School NY. 10th November 2009

* screening and discussion as part of Sequilism at the Arnolfini, Bristol 18th July 2009

* part of The Uncertainty PrincipleMACBA, Barcelona, Spain. 1st - 10th June 2009

* beautiful screening and seminar organised by Afterall and the Showroom 28th March 2009. Read a Map Magazine account of the screening.

* screened as part of the Economy of Contribution Goldsmiths College, London 10th February 2009

* Spanish premiere, and workshop was part of Alterpolis at Intermediae in Madrid 1st October 2008

* premiered as part of the jubilee celebrations at Moderna Museet, Stockholm in July-September 2008


Museum Futures: Distributed - collaborators

* the film was co-produced and directed Ian Knox

* lovingly edited by Christina Escoda

* beautifully shot by Jonas at Instrument Films

* sound recording and design by Mikkel at Instrument [studios]

Museum Futures: Distributed - recorded

The text of the interview was published in the Moderna History Book

You can download a .pdf of the interview, an extract from Moderna History Book


Museum Futures was inspired by Industrialtownfuturism, generated some of the architecture of Self Portrait: Arnolfini and More Things can Happen than Will, or Have

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