NEW ORDER FUTURE (S) OF SPECULATIVE/ ARCHIVES
“Space is the Place” 1974 by Sun Ra and John Coney.
This project gathers a group of futurologists who are trying to escape readymade future designs produced by the trending factory. Instead, they draw futures based on speculative/archives. This is an epistemic and aesthetic strategy and will be enacted through a set of commissioned texts, moving images, performances, workshops, sounds, DJ sets and discussions. Through this process, the project intends to question and dismantle colonial legacies and authoritarian histories of the postcolonial state in the local Egyptian context and elsewhere, understanding Egypt as located within a wider African neighbourhood.
About the Author
Ali Hussein al-Adawy is a curator, researcher, editor, writer and critic of moving images, urban artistic practices, and cultural history. He has curated several film programmes and seminars such as Serge Daney: A homage and retrospective (2017) and Harun Farocki: Dialectics of images…Images that cover/uncover other images (2018). He also curated, together with Paul Cata, the exhibition The Art of Getting Lost in Cities: Barcelona & Alexandria (2017). He was one of the founders of Tripod, an online magazine for film and moving images criticism (2015-2017) and was part of the editorial team of TarAlbahr, an online platform and a publication for urban and art practices in Alexandria (2015-2018).