Where are we now

by Giulia Saccogna and Damian Hicks

Mon 14 – Sun 20 Nov 2016

Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat & Sun 10.00-18.00
Thu & Fri 11.00-20.00

Utopia Treasury
South Wing

Motivated by the recent migration crisis, Where are we now explores the links between place, belonging, happiness and people’s hopes and perceptions of the future. 

Filmed during an eight-month cycling trip from London to Hong Kong, video interviews were recorded every one hundred kilometers asking the same questions, building a comparative sense of responses. The final result explores the paths of imagination and possibility in a Utopian non-place, inhabited by the interviewees.

Where are we now is available to watch in the Utopia Treasury. 

Where are we now - teaser trailer

Free 15 minute talk with Giulia Saccogna and Damian Hicks
Thu 17 Nov 2016, 13.30

Giulia and Damian will discuss how expectations changed across the different countries and social environments they encountered. They will question how happy we are now, in relation to where we are? What do we expect from the future and what does our opinion of the future say about who we are now?

Giulia Saccogna is a film curator who has worked with the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia, the Cinema Museum and ICA in London and currently works for various film festivals. Her curatorial project, MicroMacro Film, focuses on the overlap between art and science. She lives in London. 

Damian Hicks is an Australian of Danish, Irish, English, German and Chinese origins, the result of generations of overseas migration. He is an engineer with an interest in people and their cultures. He lives in London.