Forever Now has unleashed a 1-year open call for submissions that will conclude with the commission of 88 original sound and audiovisual artworks. The content of the record will be launched with a screening, concert and digital broadcast at a secret location in January 2015
In the footsteps of the Voyager Golden Records, sent into space in 1977 by NASA as a record of culture and science at that time, Forever Now seeks to investigate our current historical moment. It re-imagines this curatorial act as experimental, politically charged and for the first time places artists at the democratic centre of speaking on humanity’s behalf.
An Aphids project in association with Performance Space, Vitalstatistix
Project director: Willoh S.Weiland
Curators: Brian Ritchie, Jeff Khan, Thea Baumann, Willoh S Weiland
Record Design and Creation: Susan Cohn
Producer: Erin Milne
Web Design and Programming: Narinda Reeders and Max Wheeler, Icelab
Commercial Innovation Consultant: Tony Bonney, Podium
Sound design: Kelly Ryall
Aphids Associate Artists: Elizabeth Dunn, Martyn Coutts, Lara Thoms, Thea Baumann, Tristan Meecham
Production Assistant: Mark Pritchard
Video: Andy Lane
Watch the Webcast of the Forever Now launch at the New South Wales State Library.
Forever Now was has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and with the support of the City of Melbourne through its Arts and Culture Triennial Program