A fantasy is still a fantasy…

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The latest manifestation of What if everything we know is wrong? was commissioned for the final 3, 2, 1 programme by Azkuna Zentroa. This time the performance was retitled specifically for the occasion as:

A fantasy is still a fantasy, no matter how many people believe in it

The title taken from a statement by the science fiction writer Algis Budrys  within an article entitled 1984 and beyond – published in Playboy Magazine in 1963, which transcribed a speculative conversation about the future between twelve notable science fiction writers of the period, including Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clark, Ray Bradbury…

In Bilbao we introduced a verbatim recorded reading of that transcript into the room of the work as part of a reflection on our understandings and imaginings of the future and, more specifically, as a record of how others have previously envisioned our present in the past…

 


 

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Photos by Eva Zubero, Azkuna Zentroa