The rapid turnover of broadcast and digital media tells us that the lifespan of the contemporary moment is increasingly shorter. Does constant change make it possible to absorb the present? Does the drive towards the new create a sustained act of forgetting? Along a forgotten highway of Hollywood movies, media manipulation and obsolescent technologies did we miss the future?
Presented by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand, The Past Sure Is Tense presents recent video work exploring how digital technologies have shaped our individual and collective sense of self, our possible futures.
Dirk de Bruyn
Jasmine Te Hira
Richard von Sturmer
Terri Te Tau