What should art say to infinity? Forever Now is a golden record for the 21st Century, compiled and designed by a cross-disciplinary team of artists and curators.
Forever Now unleashed a 1-year open call for submissions that concluded with the commission of original sound and audiovisual artworks. The content of the record was launched with a screening, concert and digital broadcast at MOFO 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.
Forever Now launch:Mona Foma, 18 January 2015
An Aphids project in association with Performance Space, Vitalstatistix
Project director: Willoh S.Weiland
Curators: Brian Ritchie, 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
Forever Now was supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and the City of Melbourne through its Arts and Culture Triennial Program.