Events

Party like it’s 2099

A futuristic exhibition forms part of the Festival of Industry arts programme at Dugdale Arts Centre this month

Kazimir Bielecki as a lawyer (left) and Lennie Varvarides as a teacher (right) in 2099
Kazimir Bielecki as a lawyer (left) and Lennie Varvarides as a teacher (right) in 2099

A futuristic art exhibition running throughout March at Dugdale Arts Centre imagines different industries in the year 2099 and how they might be impacted by the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and other technological developments.

Focusing on the future of the health, education, law and creative industries, Workers of Tomorrow comprises a series of films and poster artworks, as well as “augmented reality 3D digital sculptures”.

The digital art project is the creation of Enfield Wash-based art group Dyspla – comprised of duo Lennie Varvarides and Kazimir Bielecki – and is part of the Festival of Industry arts programme being delivered by Enfield Council, with funding from Arts Council England.

Lennie and Kazimir explain: “Workers of Tomorrow is an artwork of socialist science fiction exposing a near future where humanity has been lost through the metamorphosis of jobs.

“Mirroring Fredrich Engels’ depiction of ‘social murder’ in 1845, this work of art depicts the world of 2099, where our unique humanity has been drained through digital colonialism.

“Poverty and hoarded resources force our workers into capitalist zombification, void of individualist humanity, undemonstrative to avoid offence, to remain productive.

“This work was created utilising innovative technologies in collaboration with artificial intelligence, creating augmented reality 3D digital sculptures and accompanying fictionalised text.”

The poster art on display at the Dugdale previously adorned billboards in Hertford Road back in January.

Workers of Tomorrow runs at Dugdale Arts Centre, in London Road, Enfield Town until the end of April with a free ‘artist takeover’ event taking place on Saturday, 2nd March from 12pm-4pm. Find out more:
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