My Point Forward is an interactive installation that invites you to explore your future city and your place within it.
Step into a corner of the city and look around. Gaze at the towers in the distance. Pick out the path trodden through the park or the eddy in the river. And then jump decades into the future to imagine a new city and the life you might live there.
Featuring a series of short films, this interactive installation gathers recordings from visitors to build a portrait of the future that is personal, provocative and filled with hope.
As you enter the exhibition space, a large projection screen is in the centre of the room. On it, a silent film is playing. The film shows a place in the city from a single vantage point. As you move closer, you hear a voice talking about the future in this place. Then a second voice shares their thoughts about the same place.
Walk around to the side of the screen and there is a booth. As you step inside, the small space is darkened and hushed and waiting for your imprint on the city. There you can add your own voice, your own perspective. You become one of the voices shaping a vision of the future that is personal, intimate and far reaching.
Blast Theory artist, Matt Adams, says: “Every street corner is a palimpsest of personal and public histories. My Point Forward places you in one spot and gives you space to speculate on the city’s future and your place in it.”
My Point Forward is one of a series of Blast Theory projects inviting audiences to envision the future of our society as part of a global dialogue in and around our work. Take part online @blasttheory #envisionthefuture
My Point Forward was first shown from May 2017 to September 2017 as part of the Museum of London’s first ever season, City Now City Future, which examined the various challenges that an increasingly urbanised earth poses to the world and its inhabitants. The work has since been shown at the Nam June Paik Arts Center in South Korea as part of You Start It from November 2017 to April 2018. For this version, the artists made five new films in Seoul.