Addie Wagenknecht is an American artist and researcher living in New York City and Austria. Her work has exhibited worldwide and focuses primarily on pop culture, feminist theory, new media and open source software and hardware. Wagenknecht was invited to TIMEPieces by Olive Allen.
Title: everyday the same again
We are in a place without a map and the world we were born in is gone. We’re somewhere else and if we are always planning for the future, we never are looking at now. That’s the catch. By the time you read this, it’s the past, the future is just the next second and right now is now but see, now it’s already gone. So in looking to a future, what we really must ask ourselves how ourselves is how we can make we make a better now.
So much of what I have been trying to come to terms with the last decade is trusting that we will be ok and acknowledging and differentiating the challenges of existing with so much communal grief and isolation, so much existing alone, together-
What I’ve realized the last 18 months is when there’s no vulnerability, we lose connection. I always want to believe there is hope and futures possible, but hope like the future feels so abstracted now. It’s frightening and yet in that fear there is so much room for transformation, access to other ways of being, and even to imagine real grounds for hope and even a larger reality.
I chose to make this piece a massive black canvas with a single dot which can be read as a light at the end of a tunnel, or a single person standing in a dark space, a single star in the night sky and/or a single glimmer of hope.. I chose to make this specifically abstract because the concept of a ‘good future’ is broad and yet specific to each of us.
About the Artist
Addie Wagenknecht’s work explores the tension between expression and technology. She seeks to blend conceptual work with forms of hacking and sculpture. Previous exhibitions include MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna, Austria; The Istanbul Modern; Whitechapel Gallery London, The Whitney Museum for American Art, König Galerie Berlin and The Center Pompidou, Paris France. Her work has been featured in numerous books, and magazines, such as The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Art in America, and The New York Times. She holds a Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University, and has previously held fellowships at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York City, Culture Lab UK, Institute HyperWerk for Postindustrial Design Basel (CH), and The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University.
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