Pre-emptive drawings

The Pre-emptive drawings are plans for performances, exhibitions and installations. Looking more like drawings made after the event, they are in fact the plans, or instructions, for the placement of people and objects in performances and installations in gallery spaces. They are works that anticipate and predict rather than document. The drawings selected for the room include plans for a number of installations of Explaining contemporary art to live eels, Medicine Show performances and diagrams and charts for developing works.

“We do have a future and a past, but the future takes the form of a circle expanding in all directions, the past is not surpassed but revisited, repeated, surrounded, protected, recombined, reinterpreted and reshuffled. Elements that appear remote if we follow the spiral, may turn out to be quite nearby if we compare loops.”- Bruno Latour
“Everyone’s mind will be permanently linked to the wireless Internet, and through the Internet to everyone else’s mind. This will trigger very radical changes. In particular, telepathic groups able to instantly share and elaborate thoughts will produce an enormous acceleration in the development and deployment of new ideas, and cause the emergence of “group minds.” And once neural communication is sufficiently deep, accurate and fast, it will be possible to transfer the informational content of a person’s brain, with memories, thoughts and feelings, to a higher performance storage and process- ing device. This “mind uploading” technology may eventually provide practical immortality.”- space physicist Giulio Prisco