A Message for the Future

Course Assignment for Interdisciplinary Practices in Design at Concordia University (M.Des. Program)

One of the initial topics of discussion during this course instructed by Christopher Moor was the issue of the rising environmental and social crisis, particularly about the accumulating nuclear wastes around the globe. After watching a few works of art which revisit our understanding of what makes us human and point at our responsibility for the future generations, we were asked to come up with small-scale project and/or take a poetic approach to address these issues.

The documentary film Into Eternity (Michael Madsen, 2010) and the short film The Perfect Human (Jørgen Leth, 1967) were our two main sources of inspiration. Referring to these film and as part of this exercise, I made the following content. My effort was to emphasize on how ironic any planning for a 100’000 year future would be in the spite of the ongoing ignorance of the current human-made catastrophes. For better understanding the context, it is recommended to watch the two films first (refer to the links).