Of art
and technology
9—19 May '24
Braga, Portugal

The Future Light Cone

Kyriaki Goni

Mosteiro de Tibães

Free admission

The Future Light Cone is a multimedia installation made of six tapestries, twelve drawings, a video, and a tungsten cube. It unfolds along three complementary axes: Language, Landscape and Ideology, exploring the intersections of language, worldview and ideology in the discourse about space exploration, and inviting viewers to question established narratives and contemplate alternative perspectives.

Language Axis questions whether forging a new anti-colonial language to discuss space exploration is possible and examines the potential role of feminism in shaping such a discourse; the World or Landscape reflects on the possibility of recognising systems of knowledge that exist beyond human cosmologies and resisting the perpetuation of colonialist expansionist logics; while ways in which this mode of thinking aligns with emerging space economies and extractivist practices are critically examined through the Ideology of Long Termism Axis.

Kyriaki Goni
Kyriaki Goni’s multimedia installations critically and poetically examine the political, affective and environmental aspects of Big Tech. Her practice involves using various media including drawing, video, digital prints, textiles, websites, coding, poetry and sound.

Gony explores the impacts of extractive practices on landscapes, human and non-human bodies, investigates other forms of intelligence (such as machines and plants), and creates alternative networks and infrastructures. Her installations seek to connect the local with the (inter)planetary, the speculative with the scientific, and to contemplate possible futures and new worlds. Goni’s work has been shown in solo exhibitions in Athens (Greece), Leeds (UK), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Berlin (Germany), as well as in group exhibitions, including at Kunsthall Trondheim (Norway), Warsaw Biennale (Poland) and Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria).

The Future Light Cone