AS THE FUTURE WHOOSHED, THE HOME WAS AIRED: A glimpse into Alexis De Sakhnoffsky´s prophetic craft

This week at the Art Department, architect, Ph.D and curator Silvia Perea takes us on a journey through the prophetic designs of Count Alexis De Sakhnoffsky. Inspired by aerodynamism, Sakhnoffsky’s streamlined designs of automobiles, homewares and entire lifestyles in the 1930s and 40s embodied the idea of a hopeful and technologically efficient future.  Read on to discover how De… View Article

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The High Priestess, the Magician, & the Fool: Tarot on Film

Put on your best velvet cape and start shuffling the cards, we’re going on a journey through tarot in film. Mashing together clips from 17 film and tv shows including anime, filipino horror, hollywood classics and tv sitcoms, the video The High Priestess, the Magician, & the Fool follows the different ways that tarot reading is shown in film, from… View Article

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MAONO: Co-creation of Images of the Futures – Maya Van Leemput

This week at the Art Department, our research branch to explore experimental approaches to art, we are pleased to present the futurist Maya Van Leemput on the collaborative project MAONO where artists and young adults from Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Brussels, Belgium were challenged to create images of the future together.  Read on to find… View Article

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Encounters in Haus 209 – Bettina Hutschek

At the Art Department we are presenting artistic approaches to the future, under the theme of ‘Prophecies’. This week we’re bringing you the story of a dark experiment to solve humanity’s problems. The artist Bettina Hutschek imagines the experience of a woman who is sent to the “world beyond” to find answers. By being fed… View Article

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Time and the Writers: Models of Time in Literature, Science, and Busby Berkeley Films

At the Art Department: Prophecies we are exploring how artistic approaches to the future can impact the world around us. This week we are very pleased to present Professor of Psychology Etzel Cardeña on how literature can open up different models of thinking about time. These models of time are brought to life by clips from the spectacular films of… View Article

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We have hardly yet begun – Joseph Popper, Denis Maksimov

One artist and one theorist explore the darker side of our endless quest for ‘progress’.  From conversations with machines to Walt Disney’s ‘experimental prototype for a community of tomorrow’, Joseph Popper’s video We have hardly yet begun will take you on a journey through a history of corporate visions of the future. Mixing ‘top-down’ proposals with science fiction visionaries, the… View Article

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Black Quantum Futurism Theory and Practice – BQF Collective

Today at the Art Department, we are pleased to present an introduction to the theory of Black Quantum Futurism by the collaborative duo BQF Collective (Camae Defstar and Rasheedah Phillips). Read on to find out how you can manipulate space-time, plus a convincing case for thinking with an indigenous African concept of time: Black Quantum… View Article

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Pagodas: messages for the future – Chulayarnnon Siriphol

Here at the Art Department we are exploring how artistic approaches to predictions of the future have shaped our present, under the theme of ‘Prophecies‘. This week, we bring you Bangkok-based artist Chulayarnnon Siriphol who wants to know what messages and materials can we leave today for the people of the future? By setting up his own… View Article

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Under This Sky – Yasuyo Tanaka

The artist Victor Brauner found himself repeatedly painting self-portraits in which he had just one eye, only to lose it seven years later, intervening in a fight.* David Mandell woke from his dreams, compelled to draw his visions of a plane hitting towers on 11 September 1996, five years before the twin towers collapsed in New York. There… View Article

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Can science fiction predict the future? A collection of interviews with science fiction writers

IntroductionTobias BuckellJames CambiasVandana SinghAhmed Khaled TawfikIntroduction This is a collection of interviews with science fiction writers about the role that science fiction plays in predicting the future.There have been many examples of when science fiction has foretold the future, such as Jules Vernes' prediction of the 1969 moon landing involving astronauts launched in an aluminium capsule from a... View Article

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