AboutGORDON 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