Future Perfect

We habitually conceive of time in terms of space, as shown by the language that we use to talk about temporality: the timeline. An unbounded horizon that is segmented into three parts: past, present, future, the timeline features multitudinous points that may be autonomous, cyclical, or paired with events. As dislocated moments, these points form an ephemeral contour of memory, location, and space.

The future perfect tense is used to describe an event that is expected or planned to happen before an absolute future event. This construction specifies a temporal situation that is disjointed, an “other” being that is irresolute, neither fully present nor fully past nor merely in the future. Subverting the normative horizon, the event becomes an exterior object of knowledge that manifests through a promised assertion, one that is known, and will be revealed through probability, design, luck, or chance.

We are seeking artwork that examines the unfolding contextual elements of this temporal interval that respects a danger, a desire, a liberation, in recognizing the complex levels of actualizing finite events.

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