In the future men will be 'super masculine' and women will be 'ultra-feminine'

In the future the 'psychic arts' will be put to practical use

In the future all material items will be free

In the future everyone's house will be like a little fortress
In the future everyone's house will be a total entertainment centre

In the future TV will be so good that the printed word will function as an artform only
In the future no one will live in cities
In the future everyone will think about love all the time

In the future there will be groups of wild people, living in the wilderness
In the future people will live in space

In the future everyone will have their own style of way-out clothes…
In the future there will be so much going on that no one will be able to keep track of it…

In 1985 David Byrne wrote the song ‘In the Future’, that laid out propositions or perhaps prophesies about the future as he saw it then. The lyrics describe a future through a series of paradoxical statements that now seem strangely prescient in describing a complex reality where contradictory truths co-exist. 

In celebration of the 25 year anniversary of Collyer Bristow Gallery.

See the online catalogue here which includes the press release, artworks, install shots, videos and press!

George Bolster.

George Bolster.