Future of the Past 1998: Berlin

Photo series since 1997, on Alu-Dibond, varying size, mostly 100 x 70 or 70 x 100 cm


The photographic series Future of the past is concerned with utopian-like buildings and ruins from the socia-

list past in ex-communist countries. An end-of-time mood hovers over these images, the subjects of which seem

to come from science-fiction films. The photographs depict towers, housing and office blocks and closed down

factories, buildings which earlier seem to have embodied some belief in future prospects, be they social or eco-

nomic. In their present, derelict state they appear to embody the utter failure of a social and political utopia.