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What constitutes a trend? Can they be predicted and quantified? And how do trends in the broader culture influence the creation of new artworks? In this conversation, artists Jordan Prosser and David Finnigan – creators of the Melbourne Knowledge Week event, CrimeForce: LoveTeam – will discuss themes of futurism in art and beyond. With cultural strategist and insights specialist Stephanie Winkler, they’ll discuss how predictions and insights from wider culture can be conveyed through artistic practice.

Prosser and Finnigan’s interactive performance work explores the future of pop music, DNA databases and genetic surveillance. Winkler uses stories and data from her surroundings to uncover unique insights about trends in media and culture. Together, they’ll interrogate the intersections of trend forecasting, scenario building and artistic practice

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Knowledge Week

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, venue capacity is unfortunately limited. We will not be able to accommodate walk-ups or a waitlist as may have been the case in the past. Read more about our live events plan here. Check our website, follow us on social media or sign up to our e-newsletter The Wheeler Weekly for updates and any late ticket releases.


David Finnigan

David Finnigan is a playwright and theatre-maker from Canberra. He was 2006 writer-in-residence for Tanghalang Pilipino, the key government-funded theatre company in the Philippines. He has since worked in Manila as a writer, curator and producer, including collaborating with Sipat Lawin on Gobyerno... Read more

Jordan Prosser

Jordan Prosser is a writer, performer and filmmaker from Melbourne. Short film Hungry Man saw Jordan participate in the 2013 MIFF Accelerator Program, while 2016’s Tanglewood received completion funding through Screen Australia. Jordan co-wrote the feature screenplay for Justin Dix’s Blood ... Read more

Stephanie Winkler

Stephanie is a cultural strategist and insights specialist from Melbourne. She currently works as a Director for Crowd DNA, following five years as Head of Insight at VICE Media Group APAC. Steph uses data to tell stories and uncover the unique human truths that help brands make a genuine connection... Read more


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