The works in the exhibition Assuming Distance: Speculations, Fakes and Predictions in the Age of the Coronacene present a broad spectrum of forecasts, insights, and future scenarios: absurd, fantastic, visionary, and frighteningly realistic. Whether these hypothetical worlds involve alternative economies or conspiracy theories, new forms of employment and social interaction or systems of control and biopolitics, each of them references the economic, political, and social models discussed or derives from paradoxical and irrational creative thinking.
Devised together with the participants of the exhibition, the public program is based on a speculative approach to reality and features projects inspired by science fiction, survival games, and fake news. Events include a performative game by ShShSh Group, a series of workshops by Asya Volodina, a science fiction reading group with philosopher and art historian Boris Klyushnikov, live action role-playing games, and an exhibition podcast by Rain TV’s Fake News presenters Masha Borzunova and Lyosha Korostylyov.
The family program’s educators and workshop leaders will invite visitors to play with the notion of distance and participate in the making of a collective installation or to produce a work based on the exhibition. On the last Sunday of every month visitors aged 14 to 18 can join one-work talks within the exhibition and further explore the theme with moderators as part of a workshop.