Futurity Island is a learning environment and an infrastructure for interspecies communication. It renders Amphibian Songs.
In Futurity Island a network of water pipes is assembled into an artificial skeleton to channel the sounds of “nature”. As an instrument used to drain swamps, the pipe is a metaphor for human-centered ecology and environmental domination, and a prime symbol of Anthropocene.
Futurity Island appropriates the pipe to bring humans and nonhumans into a more symmetrical, collaborative relationship, aimed at listening to and hearing the silenced voices of our planet.
Concept: Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas
Architecture: Indrė Umbrasaitė
Sound: Nicole L’Huillier
Futurity Island 2018 was commissioned by Blackwood Gallery for the Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea curated by Christine Shaw.
The project is supported by Blackwood Gallery, UTM, Musket transport, IPEX