Laresa Kosloff (AU)

New Futures™

New Futures TM (film still)

Image: Laresa Kosloff, New Futures™, 2021 (film still). 4K video (made from commercial stock footage) 4:38 duration. Voice actor: Francis Greenslade, Sound design: Final Sound, Music: Secession Studios, Shakespeare from Richard 11 (Act 5, Scene 5).

Enter the dystopian world of corporate videos.


23 February - 28 April




Benalla Art Gallery [i]
Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla
Daily, 10am - 4.30pm
Closed Tuesdays
Benalla Art Gallery [i]
Benalla Botanical Gardens, Bridge St, Benalla
Wed – Mon, 10am – 4.30pm


Technological Futures


Wheelchair access



New Futures™ brings together two darkly humorous video artworks assembled and edited entirely from corporate video stock footage sourced on the internet, each exploring themes of duplicity, neoliberalism and the climate crisis.

In Radical Acts, a group of climate scientists clandestinely distribute a pathogen that renders corporate workers less productive and more accepting of motivations beyond profit. And in New Futures™, a biohacking initiative wages war between the industrious and hyper-charismatic ‘synthetic’ personalities and disgruntled hackers, nostalgic for an apathetic past.

Presented in partnership with PHOTO Australia Supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March