Q&Q - 2022 is a project by artist Anna Lundh that collects and shares questions from the public about what the future will be like in 2022, ten years from now.
The first Q in the title Q&Q - 2022 references Telex: Q&A, a project organized in 1971 by New York based Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) as part of at the show ‘Utopia & Visions: 1871-1981’ at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Telex: Q&A anticipated the networked structure of the internet by envisioning a “world-wide telex information service”. It involved the installation of telex machines in four cities; Stockholm, Tokyo, Ahmedabad and New York, and the participation of the public who were invited to send questions about 1981 – ten years into the future – to the other sites. The second Q in the title stands for the new questions that are being asked about the future, 10 years from now.
Q&Q - 2022 was initiated in March 2012 and will run for the course of one year. It has been installed in various formats, from a performative installation at Exit Art in New York, to workshops and other public events. This online version was conceived by Anna Lundh and programmed by Jonas Lund especially for the New Museum’s First Look program.
With special thanks to Julie Martin of E.A.T. who worked on Telex: Q&A in 1971.