In Syrus Marcus Ware’s projects 'Ancestors, Can You Read Us? (Dispatches from the Future)' and 'Antarctica,' he imagines a world where racialized people have survived the catastrophic impacts of the Anthropocene and white supremacy. Ware discusses the shared language of speculative futurism and how combining art with activism has the power to create solidarities beyond borders. Short Format Series Created & Produced by Aliya Pabani and Angela Shackel.
In expanding dialogues around the inaugural Toronto Biennial of Art, selected artists discuss their practice and processes in a series of short format podcasts. Interviewed artists and collectives include Adrian Blackwell, Ayumi Goto, Caroline Monnet, Diane Borsato, Isuma, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Life of a Craphead, Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, Maria Thereza Alves, Syrus Marcus Ware, and Tsēmā Igharas.
Music: Parvus Decree, Cerebral Cortex Drone Mix; Lee Rosevere, Happy Little Clouds (2015); Hawkin, Woods (2015); Kevin McLeod, Bathed in the Light (2014).
Image courtesy of Lisa Kannako.