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Wandering through the Future (Timeline)

Wandering through the Future (film) consists of clips from seventy movies compiled into a sixty minute video. The compilation takes viewers on a journey through popular cinema’s reservoir of scenarios for the future, ordered chronologically according to the date in which they are set, from 2008 until 802.701 AD.

An accompanying graphic timeline charts how far into the future the various films take us. The timeline made apparent that only very few science fiction films, produced in the optimism of the late 1960s and 70s, project their visions into a very distant future, and imagine a future reality that is desirable.

Timeline English
Time Arabic

Published in Cartographies of Time (2012)

Installation of the timeline as a display with backlight in front of the film, Spike Island, Bristol (2011)

The entire timeline in video format was screened on the billboard structure at the entrance of the 8th Sharjah Biennale, 2007