BALTIC 39 | FIGURE FOUR is an opportunity for artists to test works and ideas, or to develop works in progress within a public context. The 10 exhibitions are to be held in the project space at BALTIC 39 from Wednesday 18 January – Sunday 19 February 2017.
Week Four: Wednesday 8 – Sunday 12 February 2017
: Washing Machine
Washing Machine is a live action role-play (LARP) about what we want our lives to have been about by the time we reach the age of 70. Will our sense of self-worth be measured by our ongoing commitment to youthful ideals, or will we judge ourselves according to the criteria of middle-aged comfort or rose-tinted old age? What part of ourselves do we want to embrace, and which combination of our various selves will make us happy, in the end?
Back in 5 Minutes Squad
: Higher Scores, Brighter Futures.
Together we are individuals. Data makes us free
Back in 5 Minutes Squad imagine possible futures. They take a tongue-in-cheek look at the post-apocalyptic, the nihilistic, the existential and the revolutionary through the lens of film, video games, power ballads and other forms of popular culture. The artist group describe their ongoing work as “another of yesterday’s futures and all of our tomorrows; nothing exists outside of the spectacle. Money is obsolete, public investment is an urban myth; everything is crowd-funded and data is king. The economy is founded on the #Verilikon Credit System, represented by a thumbs up, tick and dolphin icon, embodying the values of #Listening #Sharing #Inspiring #Becoming.”