The Coming World Special Prize at the 4th Moscow International Experimental Film Festival MIEFF


5 Aug 2019

As part of the 4th Moscow International Experimental Film Festival MIEFF, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art has awarded one of the competition program participants a special prize, The Coming World.

The establishment of the prize coincided with the comprehensive exhibition project The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100. Bringing together historical and new works by over fifty Russian and international authors, the show refers to a speculative future, whose borders are shaped by forecasts that have already lost relevance, be it the exhaustion of world oil resources by 2030, or the colonization of other planets in 2100. The “unreliability” of our knowledge about the future allows us to think about it in a “performative” mode—as “coming”, a future in the process of becoming, whereas art turns into a platform for various theories, ideas, and practices to be suggested by agents of very different areas of expertise for presentation and discussion.

The prize of $1000 was awarded by Ekaterina Lazareva, Garage curator and co-curator of the exhibition The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100, to Korakrit Arunanondchai,director of the film No history in a room filled with people with funny names 5,for the “ongoing series of works contaminating the past, present, and future through autobiography, spirituality, natural phenomena, Thai culture, and cutting edge technology.”

MIEFF’s strategic partner since 2018, Garage also became one of the festival’s venues this year. The screenings took place at the new Garage Screen summer pavilion on the square in front of the Museum which opened its doors in June and offers the viewer an intensive program of premieres, world classics and special screenings.