© Gail Priest
Sounding the Future by EMARE artist Gail Priest is being exhibited 16 to 22 May 2016 at ISEA2016 R>EVOLUTION in Hong Kong.
Sounding the Future, an immersive, audio-driven hypertext uses speculative narratives to consider what the future might sound like and how this may manifest as art. These possible futures are viewed through two filters: the integration of technology and biology resulting in trans- and posthuman conditions; and the exploitation of the sonic potentials of the new cities we imagine. Unavoidably, these futures are informed by the ways in which we listen now, so a third strand comprising theoretical and documentary material weaves present practice into future thinking.