CALL FOR PROJECTS
In preparation for ‘Chroniques - Biennale of the Digital Imagination 2020’, Seconde Nature and ZINC are renewing their support for the production and distribution of original artwork by running a production plateform, supported by the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the City of Marseille.
In this undertaking, we have teamed up with institutions and organisations in the PACA region in :
• Aix-en-Provence : le 3 bis f, thecamp, le Centre Franco-Allemand de Provence, M2F Création-GAMERZ
• Marseille : NeuroArt Labs / Aix-Marseille Université, l’AMI, Lieux Publics, gmem-CNCM-marseille et Scène 44 - n + n corsino
• Toulon : Le Liberté - scène nationale, Le Port des Créateurs et TLN
• Avignon : Edis - Fonds de dotation
• Nice : Le Hublot
• Arles : Octobre numérique
As well as our national and international partners.
Chroniques is a programme of exhibitions, shows, concerts, performances and live audiovisual works which will take place between Aix-en-Provence and Marseille in the autumn of 2020. With this in view, we will be supporting a number of artists in the development of their works and offering them distribution as part of the Biennale in Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. Further distribution of the projects supported in production is envisaged in one of the partner venues of the exhibition tour, between January and December 2021.
Eternity is a physical state, seen as independent from time and therefore having no beginning or end. Like levitation, which we explored in the first edition of Chronicles, it can be a state of suspension and stillness, and considered amidst the frenzy of acceleration which drives our contemporary societies, it evokes an artistic and philosophical fusion of various ideas and forms.
It conjures the age-old human dream of immortality, the quest for and possibility of an extension of life, which to a large extent forms the bedrock of science fiction. It is a dream which is being rendered increasingly plausible by recent advances in molecular biology, to the excitement of transhumanist visionaries.
Paradoxically, just at the moment when this ancient fantasy could begin to materialise, the collapse of our civilization has become an inescapable topic. And today, this prospect is based not on fantasy but on observation, on reading the alarming indicators of the apocalypses to come: rising seas, air pollution, famines, droughts and economic collapse.
This catastrophism ends up killing our belief in the future and, unlike Judeo-Christian eschatologies, does not leave room for a new world to come into being. From now on, the apocalypse is set to become synonymous with the end but not with revelation. That is, the end as theorised by Günther Anders, in which "the kingdom without apocalypse" promised by modern theories of progress gives way to "the apocalypse without kingdom". Eternal life and the end of time are today coexistent, and sit in opposition in our visions of possible futures [...]
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