In the Future

In 1985 David Byrne wrote the song ‘In the Future’, that laid out propositions or perhaps prophesies about the future as he saw it then. The lyrics describe a future through a series of paradoxical statements that now seem strangely prescient in describing a complex reality where contradictory truths co-exist. In the future, there will be so much going on that no one will be able to keep track of it…. In an ever more frenetic and information-saturated society the above line resonates, with our digital footprints emblazoned across numerous systems and the development of AI, our ghosts are left in computers, phone or surveillance cameras, more information recorded than we could ever keep track of.

In this exhibition, 20 artists seek to track and to trace, creating repositories of knowledge that look both forward and back, that address technology, organizational methods and information systems. Some choose to look at how we observe space, through sci-fi technologies or envision otherworldly species. Others investigate things, not so easily tracked and measured; our values or our memories, the material possessions that represent love and desire; the things we hope not to forget, and what we want to take with us, that make us who we are or what we want to hold onto in the future…

Arno Beck, George Bolster, Sasha Bowles, Karen David, Tim Ellis, Alex Evans, Geraint Evans, John Greenwood, Dan Hays, Marguerite Horner, Paula MacArthur, Ian Monroe, Kate Murdoch, Kitty Stirling, Alison Turnbull, Dina Varpahovsky, Rob Voerman, Jane Ward, Charlotte Warne Thomas and David Worthington.

Duration 23 February 2018 - 14 June 2018
Times office hours Monday - Friday, but by appointment only booking by email (see above)
Venue Collyer Bristow Gallery
Address 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TF , ,
Contact +44 (0) 20 7242 7363 / /

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