Inaccessible Present [Tense] 4.0 | 2021

Date: April 2021

Presented at amberNetworkFestival 

Curator (s):

Amirali Ghasemi | Parking Video Library

Video Artists:

Vahid Danaeifar | Rana Dehghan | Falgoush | Arash Fayez | Ghazel | Arash Hanaei | Hannaneh Heydari | Sadegh Majlesi | Amirali Mohebbinejad | Siavash Naghshbandi | Nassrin Nasser | Yas Nik Khoshgrudi | Ramin Rahimi | Elnaz Salehi

Statement:

The seemingly irreversible changes which have occurred since the emergence of the pandemic also manifest themselves via dramatic transformations in a highly polarized and stigmatized ONLINE version of the world being fed to each & every one of the “former” world citizens, web wanderers, and newcomers who are forces to learn/do every little aspect of life via virtual communications. At the same time, many are pushed to peripheries and darker areas, and not everyone can stay connected. The digital divide didn’t start yesterday neither the inequalities caused by limiting access, a peculiar subversion & distortions which owe their existence to the speed & technological void on one hand and manipulation of the public mind.
The Inaccessible Present [Tense] tries to shed light on a moment in time that is difficult to define, thus exactly massively targeted worldwide because of this ambiguity; the program tends to put together moving images in response to the festival’s theme Post-digital ignorance/techno-utopia created by artists from various contexts and disciplines. The Inaccessible Present [Tense] enjoys positions by individuals who seek to be present and execute their independence to experiment in their own significant ways despite the uncertainties while preserving/claiming their right to be

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