PAST FUTURE NOW!
Oddball Films proudly presents PAST FUTURE NOW! Films from the PAST have been selected by curator/artist Ashley Lauren Saks, that are about the FUTURE, which is NOW. Beginning with these 1970s and 80s film clips selected from the Oddball Films Archive (San Francisco) selected artists created video reactions/responses to them. This delicately curated program is meant to take the viewer through a journey from the Past to the Present to the Future and back again.
Featuring Film Excerpts from:
Future Shock, 1972 // A documentary film narrated by Orson Wells, based on
the Futurist book by Alvin Toffler.
Robotics: the Future is Now, 1984 // Hosted by William Shatner
Computer Dreams, 1989 *VHS // An anthology of computer graphics and
Visions Of The Future, 1970s // A 3 part film montage by Richard Whittaker
involving predictions for future lifestyles, juxtaposed against “evil
environmental horrors of today.”
Signal Syntax, 1983 // An amateur film short about “death by computers”
Ethics in the Computer Age 1984 // Dramatic vignettes addressing the
consequences of software piracy and hacking.