This installation allows visitors to the “FUTURES” exhibition in Washington D.C. to share their message to the future in a holographic time capsule experience. A second location in Doha, Qatar was created so people can interact with each other and share stories beyond time and space.
The installation was placed in the Futures that Unite hall, a space devoted to exploring the many ways people relate, connect and embrace collective humanity. Our ability to instantly reach each other across space and time is a hallmark of the present. As we make decisions about the future, the power of human connection revealed by the holo-capsule makes the case that we should place the greatest value on one another.
The concept, brought to life by artist collective Circus Family, is inspired by time capsules’ ability to preserve a unique present moment for future generations. The work aims to recreate the experience using today’s forms of communication. Your avatar will first appear on WhatsApp-style visuals and emoji-filled texts, later becoming blurred messages overlaid against FaceTime screens, Instagram direct messages, then email, fax and telephone conversations before culminating in a beeping visualized morse code.
Hi! How R U? for Smithsonian Institution
Washington D.C. USA & Doha, Qatar
with Cas Dekker, Bas van Diejen, Morgan Catalina & Joris Titawano
All images @circusfamily
Circus Family B.V.
Doctor Jan van Breemenstraat 3
Cabinet 52 (Parcel delivery at Cafe DS)
1056 AB Amsterdam