A Historical and Futurological Society is a collaboration with Leah Beeferman.

Check out some R&D shots here.

And some FlickR shots from setting up the show here and here.

Exhibition History
ShapeShifting: Reinventing Heritage, Division of Human Works, Brooklyn, NY, Opens March 2009

Fast Forward: Flushing in 2107, Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY, May 4 – June 17, 2007

OPOLIS, Flux Factory, Queens, NY, June 24, 2006 – August 5, 2006

Press
Farida Hariyanawala, “Flux Factory Breathes Life Into Mini City”, Queens Chronicle, July 6, 2006 (link)

June 2006

This multimedia installation combines drawings, animation, carpentry, flying machines, buoyant sound, boats, land, air, past, present and future.

The OPOLIS Regional Historical and Futurological Society was part of the OPOLIS show at Flux Factory, June 24, 2006 – August 25, 2006.

The installation featured three buildings hanging from the ceiling outlining the development of OPOLIS, each building illustrating different stages in the city’s existence.

  1. ANCIENT OVERSEA DEVELOPMENT: depicting “ancient history” when there was not yet any land, and civilization was begun on the sea
  2. CURRENT STATE LAND METROPOLIS DEVELOPMENT: the present; land and buildings
  3. PREDICTED AIRBORNE REGENERATIVE CITY DEVELOPMENT: the future; the airborne city when there is again no land and the city is regenerating itself up in the air.

Each of the boxes depicts a stage of how the city developed – flying machines created the architecture / landscapes / cityscapes below which, in turn, created new flying machines and new “data” for those machines.