Directed by artists Amr Elkafrawy and Jean-François Robin Memories of the future is a work that unfolds a dreamlike and poetic environment, stemming from ruins of the past. The main component is a film in 5 chapters and the secondary component a series of sculptures. Through a preponderant strategy of inversion of time, this project suggests a new look at the imaginary of the future in the hope of taming our own faculty of temporal intervention. This project is an attempt to look at the future as if it were past in which we draw dreamlike and oneiric future landscapes, stemming from ruins of the past.
keywords : anterior, ulterior, past future, temporality
This project was made during an online residency at KinoKulturKlub (Helsinki) during the first summer of Covid Pandemic. The theme was: What art will look like in the future. Each of the 9 involved artists worked for two days, one after each other in a cadavre exquis manner.
According to Jean Baudrillard in Simulacres et simulation (1981: 53), medium does not exist per say anymore as it is now impalpable, blurred and mixed with reality, so much that one cannot say if this medium is altered or not (Translated from Baudrillard, Jean, Simulacres et simulation – 1981, p53).
This project emphasize on this idea by trying to blur the boundary between the digital with the real by mixing both aesthetics together.
This project stemmed from a residency in LEGI lab (Lyon, FR) in a fluid mechanic laboratory (July 2019) and was exhibited at the black box (Concordia, Montréal, CA) in December 2019.
Paysages Disparaissant, is an attempt to bring the observation principle (Niels bohr) concept into concrete terms. In short, the landscape changes when the visitor is not looking at it, thus depraving him/her from any perceptual map. This project was shown to the public at 4TH SPACE (Montréal – Concordia, CA) during an residency in December 2019.