Edited By Stephen Wilson and Deborah Jaffé
What is a memory of the future? Is it a myth, a fiction of a severed arm, a post-human debate or a broken time machine? In an increasingly insecure future-world there is an urgency to consider and debate these questions. Memories of the Future: On Countervision addresses these concerns by speculating on the connections between memory and futurity in fields such as counter-histories, women’s studies, science fiction, art and design, technology, philosophy and politics. This book reveals how these subjects regenerate at the intersections of vision, counter-cultural production and the former present. The volume links the re-imaginings of memory into the present with topics such as the fever dream allegory of the adolescent social experience, soft technologies of future dress, reinventions of monetary exchange, rekindled subjectivities of school days, and technics and human progression. These countervisions argue against the homogenizing status quo of the present in order to challenge the customs, traditions and conventions of the past and propositions of the future.
List of Figures
Figures Sara Bonner – Girl Acting Out: Revisiting the Fairy Tale Futures of Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White Figure 4.1: Kiki Smith, Daughter (1999) © Kiki Smith, courtesy of Pace Gallery. 94 Figure 4.2: Paula Rego, Snow White Swallows the Poisoned Apple (1995) © Paula Rego. 96 Figure 4.3: Vanessa Jane Phaff, Rotkäppchen (2002) © Vanessa Jane Phaff . 99 Figure 4.4: Vanessa Jane Phaff, Rotkäppchen (2002) © Vanessa Jane Phaff . 100 Figure 4.5: Dina Goldstein, Snowy (2008) © Dina Goldstein. 102 Penny McCarthy – Mirror: Time Will Darken Paper Figure 5.1: Penny McCarthy, My Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote (detail), pencil on paper 70 x 100 cm (2010) © Penny McCarthy. 111 Figure 5.2: Penny McCarthy, Book (Art History), pencil on paper 70 x 100 cm (2009) © Penny McCarthy. 113 Figure 5.3: Penny McCarthy, Time will darken it, pencil and paint on paper 70 x 100 cm (2014) © Penny McCarthy. 115 Figure 5.4: Penny McCarthy, Babel 18 (The Garden of Forking Paths), pencil and paint on paper 33 x 48 cm (2014) © Penny McCarthy. 118 Figure 5.5: Penny McCarthy, Borges and I, pencil and paint on paper 33 x 48 cm (2015) © Penny McCarthy. 120 x Figures Figure 5.6: Penny McCarthy, Astrolabe (St Augustine’s study), pencil on paper 33 x 48 cm (2014) © Penny McCarthy. 121 Figure 5.7: Penny McCarthy, Lost in Space Scenarios (detail), pencil on paper 70 x 100 cm (2010) © Penny McCarthy. 123 Figure 5.8: Penny McCarthy, Pearl Diver, pencil on paper 33 x 48 cm (2013) © Penny McCarthy. 127...
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