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Screensavers for the Future: 

Virtual Dreams of Revolution

Screenshot of MOE MYAT MAY ZARCHI and CGAUSS (aka ITÖ)’s Freedom of Clouds, 2021, sound and video: 6 min 47 sec, in “:\Screensaver_,” 2020–21. Courtesy the artists.

In a cruel irony, just ten days after I visited the opening of a virtual exhibition out of Myanmar that was curated around the state of dreaming and speculations about the future, the country’s military staged a coup d’état on February 1. With their act of reprisal against the democratically elected government, the junta stripped from civilians the gamut of…

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