A Historical and Futurological Society is a collaboration with Leah Beeferman.
This multimedia installation combines drawings, animation, carpentry, flying machines, buoyant sound, boats, land, air, past, present and future.
The installation featured three buildings hanging from the ceiling outlining the development of OPOLIS, each building illustrating different stages in the city’s existence.
- ANCIENT OVERSEA DEVELOPMENT: depicting “ancient history” when there was not yet any land, and civilization was begun on the sea
- CURRENT STATE LAND METROPOLIS DEVELOPMENT: the present; land and buildings
- PREDICTED AIRBORNE REGENERATIVE CITY DEVELOPMENT: the future; the airborne city when there is again no land and the city is regenerating itself up in the air.
Each of the boxes depicts a stage of how the city developed – flying machines created the architecture / landscapes / cityscapes below which, in turn, created new flying machines and new “data” for those machines.
Check out some R&D shots here.
ShapeShifting: Reinventing Heritage, Division of Human Works, Brooklyn, NY, Opens March 2009
Fast Forward: Flushing in 2107, Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY, May 4 – June 17, 2007
Farida Hariyanawala, “Flux Factory Breathes Life Into Mini City”, Queens Chronicle, July 6, 2006 (link)