Exhibition

Living In Future Pasts or Living In Futures Past

29 Jun 2007 – 5 Jul 2007

Red Gate Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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  • Buses: 35, 45, 345, P4
  • Nearest Train: Loughborough Junction (Thames Link, via Kings X to Sutton)

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Living In Future Pasts or Living In Futures Past An installation of works by Tom Robinson

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“I’ve just finished eating a bowl of cereal and drinking a cup of tea. I watched ‘Brazil’ the night before last, and read an article on robot technology in the paper yesterday. These voices from the past and the present telling me about future-present living made me conscious that I made my tea myself, rather than receiving it from an efficient or erratic breakfast automaton. I’m wearing jeans bought new last year, brown leather shoes bought new three years ago, a shirt bought second hand three years ago, and a jacket bought second hand this year that was made in the fifties. My laptop is on the breakfast table by the teacup and the paper with the article on robot technology from yesterday. I use my computer to write, to play music from between about 1910 and 2006, and to use the internet. This laptop is new; my old laptop couldn’t handle the internet anymore. It just showed me odd bits of text from the sites I wanted. Today I’m going to walk around looking for things to scavenge or buy for my work. I’m going to buy a book about art and the panic of real time technology. I will probably come across and ignore something about the impending catastrophe of climate change, either on the radio, the internet, the television or a poster. I’ll go home and take things from the fridge and throw away or recycle what I take off them. I’ll chop, cook and eat them. I don’t have a microwave, I’ll use the oven. Then I’ll read or look on the internet, listen to the radio and go to bed.” Nearest Buses from Brixton/Camberwell: 35 (From Clapham Junction), 45 (From Kings X), 345 (From Sth Ken to Peckham), P4 (Brixton to Lewisham) Nearest Train: Loughborough Junction (Thames Link, via Kings X to Sutton)

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