Flash Forward

Ein Fotolabor für Zukünftiges

Event / Action / Happening / Party / Walk / Intervention, Out of Graz, Performance / Premiere, Commissioned work


Phase 1: Bild-Prophezeiung
26.9.2015, ab 14:00
27.9.2015, 14:00 – 17:00
Porubsky Halle Leoben
3.10.2015 & 4.10.2015, 14:00 – 17:00
Barbarasäle Vordernberg

Phase 2: Bild-Prozession
10.10.2015, 14:00
Treffpunkt: Porubsky Halle Leoben
17.10.2015, 13:00
Treffpunkt: Barbarasäle Vordernberg

Phase 3: Reunion 2035
10.10.2035, 14:00
Treffpunkt: Porubsky Halle Leoben
17.10.2035, 14:00
Treffpunkt: Barbarasäle Vordernberg

Festivalzentrum im GrazMuseum, Barbarasäle Vordernberg, Porubsky Halle Leoben

Production specifics
Auftragswerk steirischer herbst

The artist collective Fourdummies is collecting and safeguarding visions of the future together with residents and festival visitors in Graz, Leoben and Vordernberg. These visions will be turned into a joint visual prophecy in the Double Moment experiment, to await the moment of rediscovery in a time capsule buried in the ground for twenty years.


The Fourdummies collective poses the big questions of the future: what remains, what comes, and what disappears? To examine these questions, the group will be travelling to Graz, Leoben and Vordernberg in the herbst vehicle, in search of residents’ and festival visitors’ visions of the future. They invite, inquire and engage in conversation. Personal stories and local politics lead to visions of social change. Images and scenarios feed on fears of the future and wishful notions, flashing up and manifesting themselves in a joint visual prophecy that confronts vague assumptions with something substantial. But the collective doesn’t leave it at that: as a result of the Double Moment experiment developed by the Fourdummies, the present (2015) and the future (2035) touch for a time-leap. The photolab for things to come thus not only predicts, but joins visitors to pre-determine a scenario of the future. Imagination and fiction coincide in the moment of creating the image. The resulting photo-future montage, to be buried in a specially designed time capsule in Leoben and Vordernberg during a ceremonial procession, carries a promise: in twenty years’ time, in 2035, the image visionaries will return with spades and shovels to dig up the time capsule and see how close they came to the future. Back to the Future or Forward to the Past! Do you remember the future?

Konzept / Idee: Waltraud Brauner
Konzept / Idee: Georg Klüver-Pfandtner
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Wilhelm Binder
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Waltraud Brauner
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Georg Klüver-Pfandtner
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Johanna Moder
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Sissi Noé
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Lisa Schwab
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Christoph Szalay
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Fourdummies