Sometimes Archaeology Dreams of Itself: Future Relics
S.A.D. of Itself II: Future Relics (2018) is the second investigative project by Nicola Baratto & Yiannis Mouravas on the intersection between Dream & Archaeology, a practice formalised as Archaeo-Dreaming. For Future Relics the artist duo embarked on a journey to Aruba, in the Dutch Antilles, that sparked a research on a mythical island named Antilia and its connection to a German WWII shipwreck: the SS Antilla. The outcome of their quest was presented at NEVERNEVERLAND–Amsterdam in December 2018, in the form of an art publication and a 2-channel video installation. The former was made in collaboration with Viktor Gogas, the latter with Marijn Degenaar, Francesco Gagliardi and Claudio Zaia.
As the future is an imminent moment, already inscribed into the present instant, the visual labyrinth of Future Relics reframes a given past into an immeasurable utopia.
Folded A1 map, silver pantone printed on black paper
Includes 2colour risoprinted postcard
The book won a merit award in the book cover category at the Greek Design & Illustration Awards 2019 (EBGE!).
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