25 Jun 2008 – 27 Jul 2008

Southwark Park Galleries - Lake Gallery

London, United Kingdom



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GORDON CHEUNG (UK), MARIANNE ENGEL (CH), PIL & GALIA KOLLECTIV (IL), ISABELLE KRIEG (CH), JONATHAN McLEOD (UK), BRUNO PACHECO (PT), RACHEL REUPKE (UK) Intense, in tense or in tents? The title for the show has arisen out of a miscommunication. Future pluperfect (as opposed to blueperfect) is a Latin tense used in English grammar to describe future actions in the past and not the name of a spoof advertising — or colour-prediction agency. The artists chosen all create different contemporary agendas for past perspectives on the future — re-examining particular utopian / dystopian belief structures or schemes (cultism, religious prophecy, visionary thinkers and scientific theory) with the benefit of hindsight. Like the aural oversight kept in the title, there is a sense of idealism to these artists' acceptance of others' actions. They find new relevancy in evidence of fallen systems or outmoded ideologies plucked from the historical recycling bin. The future pluperfect is also known as the hortatory subjunctive; hortor" meaning urge — in the sense of making


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