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Know Future Exhibition
<Street Level Electronic Media>

1 Sidney St, Sheffield, S7 4RG
. 0114 2495588
23rd February to 24th March 2001
11-7pm Wednesday to Sunday


About Know Future

We hear a lot about the future. But usually we hear just two reactions: either the apocalyptic paranoia of techno-sceptics, or the frenzied marketing hype of boosters selling their latest e-biz "solution". But the real situation's more complex than that - our hopes and fears are more subtly interlinked than these simplistic reactions. The show's title tries to encapsulate this ambiguity - on the one hand, "Know Future" suggests a confident, thoughtful analysis - on the other, a nihilistic neo-punk rant. Sci-Fi gurus may recognise "Know Future" from the dystopian film "Max Headroom", in which the phrase was the corporate slogan of the homicidal ZikZak Corporation, whose high-speed blipverts caused over-stimulated TV viewers to explode. The show takes a sideways look at the future. All the works in the show reflect some kind of view of the future - but perhaps ones more subtle than the familiar binary utopia/dystopia scenarios with which we're usually presented.

James Wallbank



Click below to view the work of exhibiting artists:

James Wallbank

Ian Newcomb

Bryony McIntyre

Richard Bakewell

Jimi Albert

Vicky Morris


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