THE PRESENT 2004
The Future of the Present has evolved from a bi-weekly netcasting
series to a sophisticated examination of issues raised by use
of the Internet as an artistic medium and public venue. Since
becoming a "virtual institution" on its 20th anniversary,
Franklin Furnace has developed partnerships designed to implement
complex works of art and bring them to the widest possible audiences.
In the past we have teamed with such collegial institutions
as Pseudo Programs, Inc., The Eyebeam Atelier, the Kitchen,
Location One, Downtown Community Television, Hunter College,
Rhizome.org, Postmasters Gallery and Parsons School of Design;
as well as venues in Tokyo, Japan; Split, Croatia, and Managua,
Nicaragua. In 2004, this program is made possible by the generous
support of the J.P.Morgan Chase Foundation and Jerome Foundation.
year's The Future of the Present artists are:
Lynn Cazabon (Baltimore, MD)
Tana Hargest (New York City)
Brooke Singer - Beatriz da Costa - Jamie Schulte (Brooklyn, NY)
Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new
panel of artists reviews all proposals. We believe that this
peer panel system allows all kinds of artists from all over
the world an equal shot at presenting their work. This year's
esteemed selection panel of artists was composed of Deborah Edmeades, Zhang Ga, Tiffany Ludwig, Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga and William Pope.L.