LANA Z CAPLAN
NEW GENRES ARTIST & PHOTOGRAPHER

 

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BEIJING SPIRIT

FUTURE TELLER

PLAY AND REPEAT

THE LOVELIEST MOUNTAIN OF CHINA

PEACH BLOSSOM SPRING

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FUTURE TELLER

30 SECONDS, 360 DEGREES, 80 FEET TALL, 7 SCREENS
BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER, BOSTON, MA
2014

ART ON THE MARQUEE VIDEO COMMISSION FROM
BOSTON CYBERARTS AND MASSACHUSETTS CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY

 

FUTURE TELLER INSTALLATION DOCUMENTATION, 46 SECONDS

 

INSTALLATION VIEWS

 

VIDEO STILLS

 

STATEMENT

Future Teller is a 30-second, 360-degree (3D) narrative in which a fortune telling grandmother is asked for her predictions.  As a premonition enters her head, a world of mystical colors and visions opens up, taking us floating into space to view earth from afar, as it heats up and explodes. The 1930’s fortune telling machine used in the footage reminded me of the naysayers of climate change, who have likened climate scientists and their predictions to fortune tellers.  While the tone is fantastical and somewhat humorous, this piece also gives a voice to the feeling of helplessness of the average citizen facing the global enormity of the causes of climate change.

The piece is presented on the “Art on the Marquee sculpture in front of the Boston Convention Center. It is viewed by more than 100,000 pedestrians and motorists daily and is visible for half a mile in many directions.  With such a large audience, Future Teller can equitably interact with the community and serve as an entry point to raise the topic of climate change in an approachable and engaging way.

 

FUTURE TELLER INSTALLED:

BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER, BOSTON, MA (OCT-DEC 2014)
ART ON THE MARQUEE IS A COMMISSION FROM BOSTON CYBERARTS
AND THE MASSACHUSETTS CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY

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