Previously, in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall:
- A huge sun
- White boxes
- A crack (which was, I think it fair to say, a bit of a disappointment)
And more besides. But now, journey fifty years into the future!
From the BBC:
Entitled TH.2058, the artwork – created by French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster – symbolises an apocalyptic vision of London in the future.
Set 50 years from now, the installation is inspired by both real and fictional scenarios of the capital under attack.
A giant screen overlooks the work, playing extracts from science-fiction and experimental films.
Books such as JG Ballard’s The Drowned World and Mike Davis’s Dead Cities have been placed on top of the bed frames, which are illuminated by piercing lights.
Visitors are encouraged to stop and rest on the beds, experiencing the refugee camp atmosphere of the vast hall, and the dystopian worlds presented on screen and page.
The exhibit is accompanied by the sound of never-ending rainfall – supposedly the environmental catastrophe humanity has sought shelter from inside the gallery.