PROJECT SPACE | NATASHA TONTEY5 August 2023 — 24 September 2023
Natasha Tontey, (still) Of Other Tomorrows Never Known, 2023. HD Film. Photo by Yudha ‘Fehung’ Kusuma Putera. Of Other Tomorrows Never Known is supported by Akademie der Künste Berlin for Human Machine fellowship programme 2021-2023.
Natasha Tontey’s speculative fictional stories, Of Other Tomorrows Never Known, are about complex caring works entwined with an urgent need to talk with ancestors. They focus on spirits and how to renew relationships with them – spiritually, materially and technologically.
The artwork explores how caring is always entangled with the need to regain long-overdue respect for Indigenous principles, values and beliefs. However, built-in features of our lives are structured around histories of inclusion, exclusion and normality. Acknowledging the existence of multiple worlds accepts the risk of appearing illogical or incomprehensible.
Complementing the narratives in our main gallery exhibition, Cosmic Beings, Tontey encourages us to embrace this illogical aspect of caring, which expresses a willingness to take further steps to let go of our dependence on established institutions to tell us what is primitive, modern, irrational and rational.
OF OTHER TOMORROWS NEVER KNOWN
SATURDAY 5 AUGUST
5 AUGUST – 24 SEPTEMBER