Photos: Panagiotis Mina
No future in dreaming
08/09 – 06/10/2017
Raissa Angeli, Michalis Charalambous, Maria Loizidou, Olga Micińska
Curated by Peter Eramian
List of works
Communication material by Nikos Stephou
In 1977 the British punk rock band the Sex Pistols released their controversial song "God Save the Queen" which included the lyric: "there is no future in England's dreaming". The song became an emblematic attack on the monarchy and the treatment of working-class people in the UK. Investing in a dream means trading the present. The success of an ideology or faith relies on this credit system. Culture is a dreamscape of promises. The phrase "no future" went on to become representative of the punk movement.
Punk politics insists on a DIY ethic as necessary for non-conformity. The less we witness and understand how things work the more susceptible we become to exploitation. Computer-mediated communication technologies require users to invest in digital identities and trade physical presence. Perception-credit, or the extent we are willing to forgo understanding what we are perceiving, has become a currency in the mise-en-scène economy of daily life. As a result, our perception of time/actions and space/objects is constantly warping between dimensions.