Daniel Arsham‘s long-running Future Relic series centers around obselete objects from the present excavated decades later, and includes short films that further explore Arsham’s concepts. The artist took some time to explain the latest edition to the series, a sub-three minute trailer.
Focusing around Juliette Lewis’ character as an adult and child, the clip explores a futuristic society as it reacts to an unknown disaster set in place by the father of Lewis’ character. The trailer ends with Future Relic‘s release date: Summer 2089. Arsham explains the meaning behind the film’s far-off release date and the purpose of the trailer: “Future Relic began as an experiment and a way to think about how I would make films related to my art practice. … I’m always thinking about the future, and decided to create a trailer for this film that would encapsulate the total idea of it. The trailer itself is a kind of artwork collapsing time again, in that it’s a trailer for a film that will be released in 71 years.”
Head to NOWNESS’ website to watch the trailer and check out the 15-minute short film Arsham released in 2015, seen throughout the new video. Recently, the artist revealed that he had hidden artwork in hotels around the world.