History of the Future (2012), a multimedia art installation which takes us on a temporal journey through the cinematic archive of international science-fiction production. Organized as a multimedia presentation of content-based clusters of representations of possible realities of the future and the present, which follow chronologically from 1895 until 2009, and appearing on a time line in the future, which ends in the year of 802,701. The interactive infrastructure of the multimedia installation offers the user a selection of contents, within which the author presents the socio-political contexts that shaped the zeitgeist of each historical period in which the selected films were made, while the presentation transpires in the form of a video lecture and in the style of philoscifi. Through the topics of sociological and media structure of popular culture, the author explores the anthropology of fear as it relates to the changes in the perception of nature, technology and, consequently, social psychodynamics through the phenomenology of the perception of time, which she offers to the viewer as a presentation of the juxtaposition of linearity and laterality.
Concept and execution: Maja Smrekar | Programming, graphic and sound design: Luka Marčetič | Installation design: Maja Smrekar and Andrej Strehovec | Technical planning: Andrej Strehovec | Technical realization: RPS d.o.o. | Camera: Matjaž Mrak
Production: Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
organizers: Culture Development Association “URK” + Mochvara Club, Aksioma - Institut for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana & KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis
curators of Mochvara Gallery: KONTEJNER | Ena Hodžić, Ivana Jelača & Tereza Teklić
technical team: Andrija Santro & Hrvoje Horvat
media partners: H-alter, Kulturpunkt, Radio Student
supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb - Municipal Office for Education, Culture and Sport, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality of Ljubljana and the EU Culture Programme