I Never Think of the Future. It Comes Soon Enough II is a performative landscape for a physical space and the metaverse.

Museum’s space:

A score featuring voices only, each of the 6 tracks is 1 minute long and it activates at the passage of the visitors through a series of sensors.

Arium Metaverse:

A generative score for strings of code from email chains, geometrical forms and sound.

I Never Think of the Future. It Comes Soon Enough #2 is a complex and articulated ‘performative landscape’, made of a sonor and interactive installation inside the physical museum and in the virtual space built on the Arium metaverse platform. At the core of this work stands the legendary Cypherpunk Mailing List, one of the most important online places dedicated to public debate since the origins of the internet, active from ca. 1992 to 2000 and still accessible today. The most important scientists, activists, intellectuals and artists gathered there to exchange opinions and reflections around some of the most challenging themes related to the public debate around new technologies, spanning from privacy to cryptography, from applied democracy to systems of managing the control over societies, until the development of a digital economy.

Since 2016, the artist has been working on the archive’s discussions extrapolated from the Cypherpunk Mailing List. The project was assembled as a selection of sentences where the words better, chance, to gain, enough ed entropy were found. All the sentences have been collected in a publication titled In The Corridor of Cyberspace (2016) from which a series of parallel and hypertextual readings were created.

For this occasion, the sentences have been recorded to compose a score of only voices which get activated at the passage of the audience through the museum’s exhibiting room, while online, in the metaverse dimension, the visitor is invited to select one of the five words, allowing the audience to navigate the space while creating new random sequences of meanings.

Produced by: MAXXI L’Aquila

Premiered at: MAXXI L’Aquila in the frame of METAVERSO

Curated by: Chiara Bertini e Serena Tabacchi

Performer: Emilia Verginelli

Metaverse art space platform: Arium (arium.xyz)

3D Development : Aidan Nelson & Dan Oved

Sound manipulation physical space metaverse: Roberto Matarrese

The artist thanks for lending their voices for the sound score:

Peter Adrian Altini, Ricardo Atienza, Sandeep Gill, Robin Mc Ginley, Vladimir Moshnyager, Alessio Pollice, Laura Estrada Prada, Valentina Sansone, Serena Tabacchi.




Visit the work on the Metaverse