Memories of the future

Screenshot from Memories of the Future

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.

Stills from documentation video made by Bassem El Qassabi during our show in Medrar for Contemporary Art in Cairo. This video was produced by Medrar


Exhibition / Screening:

  • 22.06.2023 – DAFG, Berlin, DE
  • 29.03.2023 – Vidéographe @LaLumièreCollective, Montréal, CA
  • Medrar Cairo, EG February 2023
  • Nictophilia, at Caisa Kulttuurikeskus. Helsinki, Finland organized by KinoKulturKlub – 16.10.20


Original Idea
Amr Elkafrawy & Jean-François Robin

Concept Art
Amr Elkafrawy
Art Direction, Screenwriting, Cinematography, 3D Conception, Poetry
Jean-François Robin

Sound design & music
by Emilie Roby, who would like to thank OBORO for its support.

Voice Over
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.