My Point Forward – An interactive installation
A new interactive installation has been announced, called My Point Forward, by artistic group Blast Theory. The installation is part of the Museum of London’s first ever season, City Now City Future which examines the various challenges that an increasingly urbanised earth poses to the world and its inhabitants.
My Point Forward by Blast Theory
My Point Forward is an interactive installation that invites you to recreate and explore a future London. As Blast Theory explain on their website, the installation invites its audience to “Step into a corner of London 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 London and your place within it.”
Featuring a series of short films, this interactive installation at the Museum of London 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 hangs from the ceiling in the centre of the room. On it, a silent film is playing. The film shows a place in London 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 other side of the screen to explore and the same film is being projected on both sides of it and there is a booth. As you step inside, the small space is darkened and hushed and waiting for your imprint on the city.
Speculate on the city’s future
Blast Theory artist, Matt Adams, says: “London is a city where hundreds of years of history pour down every street. My Point Forward places you in one spot and gives you space to speculate on the city’s future and your place in it.”
City Now City Future runs from May 2017 – April 2018 and is made up of over a hundred events, exhibitions, creative commissions, talks and debates that explore how London and cities around the world are evolving through the eyes of those that live in them. The Museum of London is open daily 10am to 6pm and entry is free.