THE PAST OF THINGS TO COME

2018


— For a while that’s all we did: Searched, looked, felt, but then we discovered that this is the universe right here. For our purposes this is the universe, right here, this little room.
— After a while it will be a lot easier, perhaps there are a lot of dungeons like this, perhaps they are for the unloved, perhaps that’s  who we are: the unloved.

The Twilight Zone: Five Characters in Search of an Exit, 1961



The Past of Things to Come is an interactive installation based on the study of elements that belong to unofficial urban legacies of everyday city narratives. Zoe Hatziyannaki constructs an installation around an alleged occupation of a building and uses photography to create a critical and sarcastic narrative on a dystopic future by applying fictitious and real events. 
The space is approached through a potential future archaeology. The visitors are invited to observe archive material consisting of photos, texts and video footage from surveillance cameras. The material concerns a room which appears to have served as a shelter in 2112 and its exterior surroundings. The work poses questions and redefines incessantly the relations of the private and the public, the outside and the inside, the local and the global, the past, the present and the future without leaving room for fixed or secure positions.










           









                         

                  


                       

        
















Zoe Hatziyannaki, The Past of Things to Come
curated by Elina Axioti 

A – DASH
a-dash.space
adashspace@gmail.com

20/4 - 20/5/2018

Opening: 20/4, 7.30 - 11.00pm
Opening Hours:
Wed,Thu, Fri  18.00 - 21.00
Sat  12.00 - 16.00
or by appointment

Special thanks to:
Evangelia Argyrou
Dimitris Mitropoulos
Eleni Saroglou

With the support of NEON and the Architecture Syndicate.

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The book of the exhibition The Past of Things to Come was published by Cube Art Editions with texts by Elina Axioti and James Bridle. Available for orders here.