Archive for the ‘Things to Come’ Category

Things to Come / Orange : The Future is Bright

12/08/10


‘Darth Vader’, among others, pitch film ideas while Mobile Telecommunications company Orange retires its long running prophetic advertising slogan “The Future is Bright, The Future is Orange”.

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Things to Come / Daniel Bozhkov : Darth Vader Tries to Clean the Black Sea with a Brita Filter (2000)

12/08/10

‘Darth Vader’ from the 1977-83 Star Wars series, attempts to ease the current environmental change in a pathetic gesture using a Brita Water filter to purify the Black Sea. The sea fluctuates between being connected to the global ocean system and existing as an independent inland lake.

Thing to Come / Planets of the Apes (1968)

12/08/10

Dr. Zira: What will he find out there, doctor?
Dr. Zaius: His destiny.

George Taylor: Oh my God. I’m back. All the time, it was… We finally really did it.
George Taylor: You Maniacs!  You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!

Things to Come / Barbarella (1968)

12/08/10

Barbarella, a 41st Century astronaut from earth, lies in the machine of excess which is supposed to give the occupant an orgasm so strong that it kills them. Instead the newly sexually emancipated Barbarella overpowers the machine and destroys it.

Things to Come / Trend Forecasting

12/08/10

The attempt to commercially predict upcoming trends in fashion, style and consumable products, that while ostensibly predicting trends actually instructs upcoming trends.

Things to Come / The Matrix (1999)

12/08/10

In a dystopian future where humans are enslaved to a simulated reality in order for machines to harvest their energy, The Matrix presented the zeitgeist of an impending technological apocalypse which pre-emptively and concurrently investigated the implications of a purely visually mediated experience and the far from spectacular ‘real’ opposite.

Things to Come / Minority Report (2002)

12/08/10

Advertising Billboard: The road you are on John Anderton, is the one less travelled.
Advertising Billboard: John Anderton! You could use a Guinness right about now.
Advertising Billboard: Stressed out John Anderton?
Advertising Billboard: Get away John Anderton, forget your troubles.

Things to Come / Disney Land’s House of the Future (1957)

12/08/10

In 1957 Disney launched the House of the Future attraction as a demonstration of style and technology. “Welcome to the walk-through attraction that provides a glimpse of how you’ll be living in the future … everything is ultra-modern and almost entirely synthetic.” The house was demolished in 1967.

Things to Come / Heather and Ivan Morison : I am so sorry. Goodbye (2008)

12/08/10

What can be viewed as a post-apocalyptic survivalist shelter within a wild landscape, entering the hand built refuge visitors are greeted by a guardian, who’s vocabulary is limited to I, am, so, sorry and goodbye, his clothes and vocabulary are suggestive of a possible post-apocalyptic future.

Things to Come / AES+F : The Travel Agency to the Future (1996-2003)

12/08/10

Travel agency to the Future, a part of the AES group’s project; Islamic Project is a fake office, with constructed paraphernalia, that acts as a vehicle for the group to conduct a form of social psychoanalysis or survey on the topical issue of Western fears about Islam.