Adam Basanta


Adam Basanta was born in Tel Aviv and lives and works in Montréal. As a contemporary music composer, he has developed an artistic practice in installation and mixed media. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Canada, Switzerland, France, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Portugal, and Germany. His installations have won numerous awards in Canada and internationally. His work can be found in the institutional collections of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and the Ville de Montréal.


Installation title : The Unknown Future Rolls Towards Us

“The Unknown Future Rolls Towards Us” imagines a post-“post-apocalyptic” world: a world in which humans are absent, in which a resilient nature has rebalanced itself anew alongside various human-made detritus and artifacts which have survived us. Using combinations of modified found object assemblages, biological plant matter, and electrically charged kinetic and sonic components, a hybrid ecosystem emerges—one which is living, albeit in a manner that is estranged to us.

Can a wasteland become a garden? The collective scene is suffused with muted memories of a past in which abundant production was commonplace and taken for granted. Always moving, always sounding, busy and active; but for whom? A future hybrid ecology, a series of intricate laments, songs, and sound-poems, performed for no-one in particular.

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