Future Continuous: Present Stream
February 12, 2021
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) and JOAN Los Angeles present Future Continuous: Present Stream, an online series of three anthological episodes featuring contemporary artists and scholars responding to the shifting necessities of our moment. Future Continuous: Present Stream is created by Daniel R. Small and produced by David Matorin.
Focused primarily on artists working with research-based methodologies, Present Stream activates their inquiries by intermingling speculative works of art with discoveries and analysis from a diverse selection of invited scholars and experts in fields including virology, physics, robotics, and urban history.
Present Stream is a documentary series that presents new and innovative forms of knowledge production that foreground the primacy of adaptability in recent contemporary art. The themes of each segment will continuously circle back to questions related to the limits, boundaries and pursuits entailed by operating under the umbrella term, “artist.” It will seek to interrogate which definitions of the term still hold true and which appear vestigial in our shifting present. Present Stream will explore parallel and competing visions of what the future holds for both art and the world it lives in. In presenting both hopeful examples of progress and neglected signs of change, the series strives to map our real evolving futures.
Future Continuous: Present Stream is made possible with support from the Wilhelm Family Foundation and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.