Futurefarmers is an internationally renowned artist collaborative group including Amy Franceschini, Lode Vranken, Marthe Van Dessel, and other partners and collaborators. Currently artists-in-residence with the Institute of the Arts and Sciences, the Futurefarmers will present a pop-up exhibition and event Tuesday, January 22, 5-7 p.m. at the Porter Faculty Gallery (adjacent to the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery at Porter College).
This event is a public component of the Futurefarmers "Wandering Residency" at UC Santa Cruz, the first phase of a two-year, project titled "Fog Inquiry." In collaboration with faculty and students across campus, the artists will investigate “the atmospheric phenomenon of fog as a conceptual framework to engage various fields of inquiry within the university setting." Futurefarmers sees fog as "a state of being whereby hierarchies get troubled, perspectives shift, and new modes of thinking (and making) can emerge.” Their January residency will lay the groundwork for frameworks of exchange that catalyze meaningful moments of "not knowing," leading to two future phases of campus engagement.
Futurefarmers work and public projects have been presented across Europe and the United States, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim, MAXXI in Rome, Italy, New York Hall of Sciences and the Walker Art Center.