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.
– Medrar Gallery for Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt. 1st of February 2023 > 24th of February 2023
– Nictophilia, 16th of October 2021 at Caisa Kulttuurikeskus. Helsinki, Finland organized by KinoKulturKlub
Amr Elkafrawy & Jean-François Robin
Art Direction, Screenwriting, Cinematography, 3D Conception, Poetry
Sound design & music
by Emilie Roby, who would like to thank OBORO for its support.
Japanese, Ai Ikeda
Korean, Ahreum Lee
French, Jean-François Robin
Arabic, Amr Elkafrawy
English, Eric Tschaeppeler
Special thanks to
Kevin Dubeau for all his help and constructive comments throughout the conception of this project,
Joëlle Dubé for her infallible support and constructive critique,
Lynn Hughes for supervising the project,
Ahmed Kamel for his constructive critique,
Eric Tschaeppeler for helping with the English translation,
Jean-Ambroise Vessac for supporting the project with funding.