Margit Lukács (1973, Amsterdam) & Persijn Broersen (1974, Delft) are artists living and working in Amsterdam and Paris. They work in a wide variety of media—most notably video, animation and graphics.Read more about the artist
In their new work, artists Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács transport the viewer on an odyssey through the future. To do this, they created an installation based on sci-fi movies exclusively for the escalator area of the Stedelijk Museum.
The history of the genre unfolds in a sequence of stills of futuristic cities and buildings, revealing that where early utopias consist of streamlined, modernist buildings, more contemporary futuristic visions take on a darker, more apocalyptic flavor.
The installation affirms the impossibility of capturing the future in images; filmmakers often return to images of the past, apparently unable to avoid resorting to nostalgia and clichés. At the same time, it seems that the more recent depictions of the future cannot keep pace with the images we consume every day through the plethora of media that surrounds us.