Les futurs

Video full HD, colour, sound, 19'39''
Produced by Le Confort Moderne art center.

"1984: the first stone of the futuristic and scientific theme park Futuroscope is set.
2014: during a conference in Zagreb, the philosopher Mark Fisher announces that 'the future has been cancelled'.
2020: 'They will be able to detect our sensations, our desires and everything we need...' - Pascale D., Les Futurs.

The triangulation of these three pieces of information is puzzling. Time does not seem linear, and 2020 echoes 1984. In the meantime, any projective possibility has been annihilated: the future has become a style, an aesthetic, an object of commodification and control. Are we in the middle of a dystopian story, stuck in a futurepast and unable to differentiate projection, science fiction and reality? We were promised that the year 2000 would be a (maybe risky) turning point... but what is left now?
In a visionary theme park that has become the open-air museum of a 1980s future, Marion Balac asks three psychics and mediums to explain their visions of the futures that await us - or may have already arrived. The resulting film Les Futurs puts into perspective different generational and cultural visions of what the world of tomorrow will be like." Carin Klonowski

Les Futurs exhibition view, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, 2020.

La troballa... exhibition view, MAC - Mataró Art Contemporani, Mataró, 2021. Photograph: Laura Aranda.

Biennale Nova exhibition view, Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, Paris, 2021. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Lett.

With Pascale Dilitta, Jacqueline Gindre, Thierry M.
Technical support : Guillaume Chiron, Carlos Carbonell
Mixing : Carlos Carbonell
Production : Le Confort Moderne