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‘Fllood’ Jessica Wallis


Speculative Future
Curated by Heather Gray


A-side B-side Gallery
Hackney Downs Studios
5 - 9 Amhurst Terrace
London E8 2BT


Private View:
27 March, 6 - 9pm


Open to the public:
27 March – 31 March 2014

Standard opening times:
12 - 6pm Thursday - Sunday & by appointment




“I don’t want to be human! I want to see gamma rays! I want to hear x-rays, and I want to smell dark matter. Do you see the absurdity of what I am?” *


Speculative Future explores notions of time and space. From London flooding to Sci-fi Cybersensual fantasies, fantastical futures - both utopian and dystopian are represented through an array of engaging artworks. The place of humans in this vast, starry expanse is examined through video, collage, painting, drawing and sculptural installations.


The exhibition arose in response to an increasing awareness of the uses of science and technology in our lives and an interest in how these uses will evolve over time. People such as Alduos Huxley and George Orwell, who predicted many of the realities which we experience today also influenced the show.

Through an open call, artists were invited to submit work relating to the future.  All things bizarre, magnificent, time warping and other worldly were considered for this futuristic collection of contemporary art works. Ultimately, this show must be seen to be believed. Stay ahead of the curve and see what this varied group of artists are speculating about your future.




Speculative Future is the first London based curatorial project by artist, Heather Gray


* Patrick DiJustoThe Science of Battlestar Galactica