Fem-Media-Art put out an international open call to women artists asking them for works that explored the theme FUTURIST.
The FUTURIST compilation is a snapshot of sonic art responses to a year that’s been rife with incredible personal and global change and challenges.
If I had to encapsulate 2020 in a metaphor, a bolt of lightning comes to mind. That which comes out of nowhere and rattles the environment. An explosion of sound and electricity snapping us to attention. The individual response within the collective experience. Forced change and illuminated consciousness. The notion that the world is transforming and there is no turning back.
The works chosen for this compilation explore a range of subject matter and creative audio, voice, and recording approaches. Including live responsive performance, sound collage, radio art drama, audio performance art, field recording works, improvisational musical meanderings and hybrid approaches utilizing multiple strategies.
The album art created by The Hermit of Dreamtime depicts a mythical utopia. A sensuous feel-good place where creatures frolic and revel in spiritual and ecological harmony. An alternate reality of escape where life is simple, balanced, and nourishing. A world untouched by human complication. I think we could all use such a reprieve. If only for a moment.
Many thanks to all of the artists that contributed to this album!
Here's looking towards a more compassionate and humane future.
Colleen Keough, Curator / Fem-Media-Art