A VR-essay and performance, PROSPEKT is a gaze guiding its audience through a historical exhibition. Tracing practices of colonial knowledge production and bio-prospecting to the modelling of contemporary data-prospecting shaping the “digital economy” today, PROSPEKT probes into the systematic search for economically valuable resources that are future oriented.
Platforms, devices, architectures and techniques of display bring distant objects, artefacts and documents into proximity. They are used to map, organize and manage the world’s information, and assert Michel De Certeau’s proclamation that “In history, everything begins with the act of separating, gathering, and turning certain objects that were otherwise distributed into ‘documents’.” Existence is affirmed through perpetual capture: nature into culture into data. All as an endless-digital-exhibition.
Organising information is never innocent.
Written and Directed by Geraldine Juárez.
Performed by Josefina Björk.
Curated by Bhavisha Panchia.
3D and VR by Geraldine Juárez.
3D Flora by Eva Papamargariti.
Documentation by Katerina Lukoshkova.
Illustration by Jaime Ruelas.
Produced by Geraldine Juárez with the support of Göteborgs Stad and Botaniska.