Volatile Furutes, November 2023
Image courtesy: Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop and Paul Tucker
My Poor Parents by Junyi Lu, Volatile Futures
Image courtesy: Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop and Paul Tucker
Dialectic of Division by Emilie Houldsworth
Volatile Furutes, November 2023
Image courtesy: Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop and Paul Tucker
Untitled (Thorn) by Olivia Bryant
Outcast lI by Bo Sun
Volatile Furutes, November 2023
Image courtesy: Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop and Paul Tucker
Peduncle in disarray by Bo Sun
Cottonwood by Steven He
Future Rubble by Robert Mead
Volatile Furutes, November 2023
Image courtesy: Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop and Paul Tucker
Volatile Furutes, November 2023
Image courtesy: Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop and Paul Tucker
Intimate Immensity by Emilie Houldsworth
Moving Sand by Robert Mead




VOLATILE FUTURES
Curated by Rita Osipova & Olivia England


2–11 November 2023
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, 1 Bard Road, London
FT: Bo Sun, Junyi Lu, Robert Mead, Olivia Bryant, Steven He, Emilie Houldsworth

Volatile Futures grapples with the profound ramifications of human agency upon the natural world, undertaking a meticulous examination of the intertwined backdrop that is human history and the natural realm through the discerning lens of material inquiry. Themes related to language, perception, and consciousness are frequently explored. The works serve as a powerful channel for entrancing viewers into a cognitive process of interpretation and contemplation.

 The artist’s works delve into the recurrent theme of ephemerality and fragility inherent to our human existence, as well as the broader ecosystem, giving rise to a profound reflection on the philosophy of impermanence. Within the exhibition, one discerns a fusion of cultural and philosophical patterns, where the works intersect with realms of science, and technology, yielding a rich tapestry of intellectual concepts and ruminations.

 Within these contemplations, a constant thread emerges – Volatile Futures alludes to the intricate interplay between the quotidian, often disregarded facets of existence, and the extraordinary, engendering a profound sense of sublimity within the mundane revealing the poetry entwined into our everyday fabric. The works frequently deploy an eclectic array of material production methodologies, assimilating unorthodox and adaptable elements in the synthesis of their creations. These works serve as portals, inviting us to peer into intricately laced structures that bind the coexistence of steadfast constancy and transformative change.