THE PAST OF THINGS TO COME ARTIST
20 April - 20 May 2018
A - DASH project space
In the central area of the city we came across some digital material which might give more clues to the current research. Our presumptions until now are that the city, after facing serious decline was gradually deserted. The material includes video and image files, originating mainly from surveillance cameras, all dated the year 2112. The fact that the room was most likely used as a refuge, as well as, the constant monitoring of the interior and the exterior spaces, leads to the conclusion that its residents were under serious threat. However we still do not know what had happened or what was that they feared so much. The research is in an early stage so we can only make assumptions.
The Past of Things to Come is an installation about an alleged occupation of a building. Zoe Hatziyiannaki’s research is based on the study of elements that belong to unofficial urban legacies of everyday city narratives. She uses photography to create a critical and sarcastic narrative of a dystopic future by applying fictitious and real events.
The space is approached through a potential future archaeology. The visitors are invited to observe archive material consisting of photos, texts and video footage from surveillance cameras. The material concerns a room which appears to have served as a shelter in 2112 and its exterior surroundings. The work poses questions and redefines incessantly the relations of the private and the public, the outside and the inside, the local and the global, the past, the present and the future without leaving room for fixed or secure positions.
With the support of NEON and the Architecture Syndicate.