27 January - 11 March 2012

Back To The Future

Centre for Visual Arts, Utrecht, NL

Curated by:  Maarten Vanden Eynde and Wout Hoogendijk

 Leonid Tsvetkov, Michael Johansson, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Kristina Benjocki, Anton Ginzburg, Louis de Cordier, Pascal Rostain en Bruno Mouron, Fleur Thio, Toine Klaassen, Frank Koolen en Edhv.

Supported by:
 Province Utrecht, City of Utrecht, J.E. Jurriaanse Stichting

Location: CBKU, Utrecht, NL

Leonid Tsvetkov, When Things Cast No Shadow, 2012

Back to the Future focuses on the artist researcher, who interprets history according to his/her own point of view and who constructs a possible future or imaginary past. Archeology and Archaeological sites are an inspiring world for artists. The conclusions made by archaeologists and artists responding to the current state of affairs with fragmented knowledge allow space for interpretation and speculation. By connecting elements of the past with the present the artists develops the heritage of the future and are to a certain extend excavating the future.

"This is a present from a small, distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours." - Jimmy Carter (Voyager Golden Record)

In 1977 the ‘Voyager Golden Records’ were send into space. The LP’s contain sound and image material that reveal the variety of life and culture on earth that could become exposed to any form of alien life. How will others in the future look back at our times? What will remain for future generations? To what extend does the past influence the present? These are questions that deal with the construction and manipulation of history writing.