How the future looked like in the past

Date:
02.07.2013
Format:
Screenings
Place:
STRELKA COURTYARD
Language:
english

As a popular saying goes: predictions are difficult to make, especially about the future. Human desire to know the future has resulted in countless predictions and speculations. The internet, space travel, and submarines had all been foreseen long before they were actually introduced. Meanwhile flying cities, underwater croquet, Radium and Heating Systems REMAIN unrealized Predictions.

Looking at past views of the future, one can catch a unique glimpse of what were once people’s visions, fears, and fantasies. The screening included a selection of the most vivid descriptions and fascinating ideas about the future. Whether true or not, the original footages from the past form entertaining evidence that challenges our current perspective on the future.