FUTURES WITH FUTURES

WORLD BUILDING AS CAPITALIST CRITIQUE

Futures With Futures Interactive postcard, 2021. 10.5 x 14.8 cm.

Scanning the QR codes in the spherical icons on this interactive postcard will take you to one of four short audio stories, designed around the alchemical Elements –  building blocks that built the world the way it is, that could just as easily build it differently.

In this near future of corporate nation states, toxic supply chains and environmental collapse, the smallest act of resistance has global effect.

Supported by Future’s Venture.

Earth

Earth: The Social Contract, 14:18. 

A bio-engineered Keeper breaks her Terms & Conditions, hurting the thing she loves most.

The Social Contract

A bio-engineered Keeper breaks her Terms & Conditions, hurting the thing she loves most.

14:18

Fire

Fire: Sparks, 30:10. 

A young family forced to escape to the countryside, jumps from one fire into another.

Sparks

A young family forced to escape to the countryside, jumps from one fire into another.

30:10

Water

Water: Diving For Pearls, 25:13. 

An archivist searching for cultural artefacts finds unexpected treasure and life-changing decisions to make.

Diving For Pearls

An archivist searching for cultural artefacts finds unexpected treasure and life-changing decisions to make.

25:13

Air

Air: Apple Blossom Sky, 19:57. 

Something smells bad. A woman who not owning her own data, makes the tiniest act of disruption to stop the stink.

Apple Blossom Sky

Something smells bad. A woman who not owning her own data, makes the tiniest act of disruption to stop the stink.

19:57

Photo © Amelia Mckee. Interactive poster installed at DOOResidency, Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2021.

Photo © Amelia Mckee. Interactive poster installed at DOOResidency, Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2021.

Photo © Melle Nieling. Interactive poster installed at DOOResidency, Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2021.