Future Shock: A Requiem of the Future

Exhibition run: July 14 – August 24, 2017

Opening Reception: July 14, 2017

This is an open call to all Centre[3] members working in all mediums to submit work that focuses on the themes of Progress and Loss.


Requiem is a ceremony for honoring or remembrance of the dead.

Future Shock, as defined by American author and Futurist Alvin Toffler, refers to being physiologically overwhelmed by the increased rate of change in society.

Artists are asked to explore notions of loss and erasure in the process of progress. What is left behind when we move forward? The rise of urbanization erases communities and histories, through what American author and Futurist Alvin Toffler describes as a process of “[a] continual evolutionary process of evacuations, demolitions, removals, temporarily vacant lots, new installations, and repeat. This process is identical in principle to the annual rotation of crops[…].”

Future Shock: A Requiem for the Future aims to excavate the past and honour what has been rendered obsolete. Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts is seeking members working in all media, including but not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, video, sculpture, installation, and performance.

Relevant topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Futurism
  • Afrofuturism
  • Transhumanism
  • Sci-fi
  • Sustainability
  • Time-based media
  • Gentrification
  • Cyberfeminism
  • Technocapitalism

Submission requirements:

  1. A maximum of 3 images of proposed work.
  2. Accompanying image list formatted as:

Title, Artist Name, Medium, Date

  1. Images must be in .jpeg format (300dpi, 5”x7”) and labeled as:


  1. A brief statement about your work and how it relates to the theme (150 words max).
  2. A list of all necessary technical and special requirements.

Electronic submissions only! This exhibition is an open call to all members in good standing.

Send to with subject line Future Shock Exhibition.

 Deadline for submission is June14th, 2017.