Welcome to The Future is Loading...

Before viewing this exhibition, you may want to read our Trigger Warnings and Access information. You can read a full exhibition blurb, too, where you will learn more about the curation of the show.

You can also view this exhibition on our Instagram.

All works in this show have been audio described. You can find these descriptions alongside each work. 

Where possible, British Sign Language support has also been embedded. 

Together with Able Zine, we are designing a zine for this exhibition which is available for pre-order. This zine includes a collaborative resources list, full of a variety of materials gathered by the curators and contributors during the production of this show. You can also purchase campaign t-shirts through PrintSocial. 

You can use this interactive list of contributors to navigate the exhibition.

Audio described artist biographies can be found on individual artist profiles on our site.

If you would like more information, please email [email protected] 

Andrew Omoding Arts Emergency Babeworld x Whinegums
Bobby Parker Brothers Sick (Ezra and Noah Benus) Charlie J. Meyers
Christopher Samuel Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley Elise Broadway
Hayden Stern Jeff Kasper Kirkwood Brothers
Laura Lulika Maral Mamaghani Panteha Abareshi
Romily Alice Walden Rudy Loewe Sasha Saben Callaghan
Sam Jevon Seren Metcalfe Tobi Adebajo
Yasmeen Thantrey

Tobi Adebajo

Tobi Adebajo is an anti-disciplinary creator whose practice draws from all the senses and relies upon meaningful collaboration to create work that centralises diasporic experiences and honours the power of identity at the same time.

Transitions 1 : Movement in Spirit (2020)

A recollection of journeys in Spirit
Leaving your presumptions & assumptions of bodies, at the door, witness embodiments in textures that pay homage to the form/less vibrations of life, pain & movements in flux. 

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Audio description: 

Yasmeen Thantrey

Yasmeen Thantrey is a London-based artist whose practice explores cultural identity, stereotypes, and problems she has encountered growing up as a South Asian in the UK. Consciously embedding her identity and perspective into her work, Yasmeen further challenges feminist notions of body hair and diet culture through the eyes of a brown girl, using photography, print, performance, film, installations, and soft sculptures. 

Central to her practice - which is innately socio-political and, therefore, community-focused - is collaboration. Through meaningful creative exchange, Yasmeen’s work navigates both art activism and performance, acknowledging the centrality of the audience’s response and gaze to the narrative being unravelled. She aims to play and dismantle power structures through humorous loaded work that purposefully interrupts a white cube and institutional environment.

Break the Internet (2020)

Looking through the railings of a city park towards a row of terraced houses.  From the window white, sheer fabric hangs. On it is a printed figure. The figure wears an impossibly long black figure hugging dress, which stretches down past where the f

A photograph of a row of terraced houses. Looking from one side of the road to the other we notice a white, sheer piece of fabric hanging outside a window. On it is a printed figure.The figure wears an impossibly long black figure hugging dress, whicA photograph  taken from the back of a brown brick house. Looking up at a window. From the window white, sheer fabric hangs. On it is a printed figure. The figure wears an impossibly long black figure hugging dress, which stretches down past where th

Audio description: 

A print of the artist dressed as Kim Kardashian West- recreating the magazine cover that 'broke the internet'. By hanging this work from a window, it aims to disrupt the natural flow of society, and thus, demand space in a world that oppresses fat women of colour.

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