Prototipoak 2023 - Biennial of New Artistic Forms

Reverse Archaelogy 43°15’35”N2°56’14.9”W is a Time Capsule that will be hermetically sealed as a testimony to the current ecological and historical moment. It contains a selection of objects gathered by students of the Master in Practice and Theory in Contemporary Arts and Culture at the UPV/EHU and Azkuna Zentroa. During a workshop of ten days, they reflected on their role as authors in the transformation of cultural codes over time and on the relationship between object, image and text.

A detailed inventory of their contributions will be exhibited in the Exhibition Hall of Azkuna Zentroa during Prototipoak, Biennial of New Artistic Forms. A printed catalogue will also be distributed, in order to leave a record of the Time Capsule's contents outside the box.

On the 2nd of June, the Time Capsule will be handed over to the care of Azkuna Zentroa, and placed into a niche of the central atrium, where it will remain hidden from sight and unopened for a thousand years.

May 30 - June 11 2023: Exhibition of the Time Capsule inventory in the Exhibition Hall

Special events:
June 2nd, Friday at 6:00pm: Talk between Fernando Pérez (director of Azkuna Zentora) and the artists.
June 2nd, Friday at 6:30pm: Ceremonial placement of the Time Capsule.