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The Future’s Forgotten Rituals

“The Future’s Forgotten Rituals” is an ongoing body of work exploring a series of fictitious folk communities that hang onto life 900 years after a mass global extinction. A global nuclear meltdown has meant societies have regressed to a second dark age and sea levels have risen catastrophically, isolating communities further. 

‘Artefacts’ consist of a large series of photo-etchings from trips to Hiroshima, Pripyat, Chernobyl and Sellafield. They have been salvaged from a time prior to the disaster. Because of the photographic nature of these artefacts they are considered sacred objects. They speak of a technology that the future cannot access, informing the philosophical and sociological debates of the future. Communities weave stories and integrate rituals into found images from their pre-history.