Gallery: Futurographies

futurographies

There can be no dispute that the shared histories of Cambodia, U.S.A, and France are ones of violence: colonial repression, war, bombing campaigns, genocide, migrations of refugees, deportations, and forced “repatriations.”

This exhibition explores another set of parallel histories: histories in which alternate futures were (and are) imagined, written, drafted, discussed, and even determined. In focusing on what we have called “futurographies,” our intention is not to obscure the legacies of violence, but rather to open up the contested terrain of future-driven creativity that has always existed both alongside and as part of it. This exhibition is the outcome of an intensive interdisciplinary workshop Cambodia-U.S.-France: Intersecting Ethnographic and Curatorial Methodologies led by the faculty directors since January 2015.

This exhibition is on loan from our New York campus. The student curators, from ParsonsLang and the New School for Social Research, come from backgrounds in Design, Liberal Arts, and Anthropology.

[Top image from music video Have a Visa No Have Rice (2012): The Cambodian Space Project/ Marc Eberle]

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The Pedicab Project (2012-ongoing): Michelle Nugent

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Dark Water: Diver Portraits (2015): Charles Fox

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Destroy, Feeling (2015): Eng Rithchandaneth

Opening Wednesday, April 6th at 6:30pm. On through April 18th, M-F noon-6pm.

Photos by Puxan BC