VIDEO BAR: The Future was Wide Open
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As part of their ongoing research into the subject of the future, Cranfield and Slade will present a selection of YouTube videos for the Video Bar at VIVO, drawing from music videos, clips and trailers from movies, and assorted other future-oriented footage. The subject of the future extends and broadens Cranfield and Slade’s interest in the notions of melancholia and nostalgia, particularly as expressed by and through popular music. A curious and liminal state, the future is ultimately heralded from the position of the past like a projection from behind, simultaneously obsolete but forever immanent, a horizon that never arrives. Illuminating the present, the future is mixed with sadness and joy, its seemingly faraway light a mysterious flicker whose source is always and forever its own result.