FICT is seeking artifacts from ❄ timelines for an online exhibition that will take place in Spring 2021.
See the call below:
From: Fragmentary Institute of Comparative Timelines
Institut Fragmentaire des Chronologies Comparées
Parçasal Karşılaştırmalı Zaman Çizgisi Enstitüsü
To: You 貴方 您 Vous Siz
Subject: Call to Exhibit Objects from ❄ Timelines
We hope nothing particularly awful has happened to you today, although that is increasingly unlikely given the timeline crisis in which you find yourself.
This fragment of the Institute is currently working on the impact of European Colonialism in our timeline. As part of this project, we are seeking items and artifacts from ❄ Timelines to be exhibited on the ᴺᴱᵀ later next year. As it is commonly known in the discipline of comparative timelines, “❄” demarcates the region of timelines after the European Diminishing. It is argued that in these timelines, the disease(s) known as the “Black Death” or “Plague” have triggered a series of events that disallowed or quickly ended attempts by countries of what was called “Europe” to invade and colonize much of the Earth.
We’re thinking of having an exhibit on what became of those worlds centuries after. If you’d like to participate, we ask you to follow a timeline all the way to approximately 2020 CE/周期七十八庚子年/1442 AH and document an artifact of that time. In addition to making the object presentable in digital format, we ask that you fill out the acquisition form that is going to be provided by our fragment. If your artifact involves language, such as a love poem or a legal document, it can be in any language, however we ask you to provide an English translation in addition to the acquisition form.
We are interested in any forms of artifacts, from Osakan currency to the recipe of a popular Navajo dish, from a linguistic map of the world to a drawing or photograph of common clothing in Anatolia, from a diagram of an educational institution to a sacred rock in Paris, et cetera.
We ask that you be mindful of the ethics of documenting and acquiring or borrowing objects. The consequences of not doing so are obvious from the events of the ⓒ Timelines, particularly ours.
If you’re already feeling overwhelmed by everything, we understand. It’s more important than ever to make time to care for ourselves and those around us. Maybe, for some of us, this exhibit can be part of that too? In any case, we would be happy to have you join us. Contact us before October 20th, 2020 to be part of this collaborative daydreaming experience.
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
James Baldwin, from ⓒ-042
Contact us at:
Comparativetimelines at gmail dot com