Issue 1. Functional Openness
In just a few weeks the foundations and structures supporting our lives have shifted, evaporated, and morphed in unthinkable ways. The COVID-19 pandemic is a threshold: there was life before and a different life after. We are currently occupying an interstitial space where the past does not resemble the present and the future is uncertain. What this moment demands is a radical reconfiguration of our daily lives, routines, and of our personal and professional worlds. Many of us will be drawing on every ounce of our flexibility and resourcefulness to survive this time of massive change. The world has changed and the way we think and live must change as well.
Remote Control is an e-publication that takes shape in this shifting landscape. Its aim is to respond in real time to the complex ramifications of this moment of upheaval by consulting with contemporary artists and disseminating their work and ideas. It will provide moments of reflection, opportunities for connection, and ventures into looking ahead. The goal of this first issue, Functional Openness, is to look at how these changing circumstances require us to adapt how we think, how we live, and how we function.
Remotely wishing you
good health and safety,
Elizabeth Chodos, Miller ICA Director