The Future Memories of a Ghost Town
86 cm W x 124 cm H x 8 cm D / 25 kg (34" W x 49" H x 3" D / 55 lb)
The Future Memories of a Ghost Town explores the overwhelming feeling of a modern North-American urban architecture. Layers of buildings grow behind, in front and on top of others, larger and larger, in the face of the visitor. Regular structures stand tall and close to each-other. The sky is rather seen through reflections on the facades. Their decorative features are streamlined to nil. The city’s infrastructure pops-up here and there, anywhere. Railways, pipelines, gas stations, car dealers, unloading stations and parking lots make-up the landscape. The nature is dispraised to minimal volumes, gardens are trapped inside of buildings. The black lines of windows, as in a negative picture, are where the life is. Behind them is where the interesting things happen. Economic recession in the oil and gas industry shuts the lights off. No diversification. Viable alternative energy technologies are in the news. The visitor recalls its memories.