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Megan Michalak

WE THE FUTURE

http://www.meganmichalak.com

Barcelona, Spain
Megan Michalak is a transmedia artist currently residing in Barcelona, Spain. International exhibits include: Lisbon Architecture Triennale, 2nd Moscow Biennale, Galarie Titanik, D’Art Contemporain Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Bronx Museum, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Yerba Buena, Artists Space, & Smack Mellon Gallery; with screenings in film/video festivals in France, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, & Brazil. From 2007-2014 she was an Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo.

We the Future


NOUS LE FUTUR // NOSOTROS EL FUTURO // NOS O FUTURO

We the Future


NOUS LE FUTUR // NOSOTROS EL FUTURO // NOS O FUTURO
WE THE FUTURE gathers, empowers & transmits flows of collective intelligence(s) inhabiting our cities.

WE THE FUTURE has become a collective citizen’s love letter to future & past generations, through archiving the emotional life of multiple cities in the EU from 2008-2016. As a chronopolitical audio archive it is an invitation to listen to citizen hopes, fears, anxieties, & desires on our collective becoming WE THE FUTURE. From Tahrir square, to Athens, Madrid, NYC, & Taksim Gezi Park the social movements have shown the urgency of preserving “social commons," as spaces to collectively imagine futures, through producing & sharing open source knowledges. WE THE FUTURE embraces collective life inhabiting our civic spaces through creating networks of solidarity to care for the social & natural commons as “future architectures," that must be passed to the next generations for our survival. By creating new spaces for empathic transmission of shared histories; we continue to create intergenerational conversations as part of the evolutionary process of becoming “WE THE FUTURE."



WE THE FUTURE, will culminate 8 years of audio research in multiple cities in the Europen Union. Upon completion a series of citizen sonic time capsules will be released from Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, and upcoming cities upon invitation, culminating in a series of radio guided performances.

film still from NOUS LE FUTUR, (audio from interviews in Paris 2011-2014)
handpainted 16 mm film transferred to HD video
running time 30 minutes

"We lived a special time in history," (subtitled translation from French)
film still from NOUS LE FUTUR, (audio from interviews in Paris 2011-2014)
handpainted 16 mm film transferred to HD video
running time 30 minutes

"You can not erase" (subtitled translation from French)
film still from NOUS LE FUTUR, (audio from interviews in Paris 2011-2014)
handpainted 16 mm film transferred to HD video
running time 30 minutes

"the memory of a continent" (subtitled translation from French)
film still from NOUS LE FUTUR, (audio from interviews in Paris 2011-2014)
handpainted 16 mm film transferred to HD video
running time 30 minutes

We the Future


NOUS LE FUTUR // NOSOTROS EL FUTURO // NOS O FUTURO

We the Future


NOUS LE FUTUR // NOSOTROS EL FUTURO // NOS O FUTURO
WE THE FUTURE gathers, empowers & transmits flows of collective intelligence(s) inhabiting our cities.

WE THE FUTURE has become a collective citizen’s love letter to future & past generations, through archiving the emotional life of multiple cities in the EU from 2008-2016. As a chronopolitical audio archive it is an invitation to listen to citizen hopes, fears, anxieties, & desires on our collective becoming WE THE FUTURE. From Tahrir square, to Athens, Madrid, NYC, & Taksim Gezi Park the social movements have shown the urgency of preserving “social commons," as spaces to collectively imagine futures, through producing & sharing open source knowledges. WE THE FUTURE embraces collective life inhabiting our civic spaces through creating networks of solidarity to care for the social & natural commons as “future architectures," that must be passed to the next generations for our survival. By creating new spaces for empathic transmission of shared histories; we continue to create intergenerational conversations as part of the evolutionary process of becoming “WE THE FUTURE."



WE THE FUTURE, will culminate 8 years of audio research in multiple cities in the Europen Union. Upon completion a series of citizen sonic time capsules will be released from Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, and upcoming cities upon invitation, culminating in a series of radio guided performances.

film still from NOUS LE FUTUR, (audio from interviews in Paris 2011-2014)
handpainted 16 mm film transferred to HD video
running time 30 minutes

"We lived a special time in history," (subtitled translation from French)
film still from NOUS LE FUTUR, (audio from interviews in Paris 2011-2014)
handpainted 16 mm film transferred to HD video
running time 30 minutes

"You can not erase" (subtitled translation from French)
film still from NOUS LE FUTUR, (audio from interviews in Paris 2011-2014)
handpainted 16 mm film transferred to HD video
running time 30 minutes

"the memory of a continent" (subtitled translation from French)
film still from NOUS LE FUTUR, (audio from interviews in Paris 2011-2014)
handpainted 16 mm film transferred to HD video
running time 30 minutes


Idea by

Megan Michalak
WE THE FUTURE
Barcelona
Spain
Megan Michalak is a transmedia artist currently residing in Barcelona, Spain. International exhibits include: Lisbon Architecture Triennale, 2nd Moscow Biennale, Galarie Titanik, D’Art Contemporain Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Bronx Museum, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Yerba Buena, Artists Space, & Smack Mellon Gallery; with screenings in film/video festivals in France, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, & Brazil. From 2007-2014 she was an Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo.