Future Past News at SPRING/BREAK Art Show / by Andrea Wolf

Opening - Tuesday February 28, 2017, 5pm - 9pm
On view - March 1 - 6, 2017, 11am - 6pm
4 Times Square, Floor 23
New York City

SPRING/BREAK Art Show is a curator-driven exhibition platform using underused historic New York City spaces, held during Armory Arts Week. This year, all of the work showcased revolved around the theme of BLACK MIRROR.

Future Past News, in collaboration with Karolina Ziulkoski, will be on view in room #25 on the 23rd floor.

Future Past News is an Augmented Reality experience that exposes disturbing parallels between present day and 1937 pre-war turmoil, hoping to raise awareness of our political choices. We developed this project last year with the elections in the horizon. We never thought it would be even more relevant today.

Future Past News invites you to look at these images of the past through an AR App that switches their content to present news. A new layer of information is added to the footage on the screen, juxtaposing the news from 1937 and our current state of affairs, showing how history repeats itself (if we allow it).

You can also experience this project online:  download the free AR app from the AppStore. Then go to futurepast.news on a computer or another device’s browser and play the video in fullscreen mode. On an iPhone or iPad, open the app and point the device’s camera to the computer screen. Looking at the news from 1937 through the app you will also see our current news on your device.