New York-based artist Daniel Arsham is a figure with fingers in a lot of different conceptual pies, from installation works to short films. While architecture plays an important part in his work, so too do the paradoxes and oddities of human nature, and that’s what’s under the microscope here.
Future Relic 02 is the second in a nine part series about humanity’s ill-fated attempt to to save the planet from disaster. Like the first instalment, it’s incredibly atmospheric, following James Franco in an astronaut’s get-up as he systematically destroys relics from a past civilisation. It’s not quite as simple as that though, as undertones of curiosity and workman-like dedication to process recur to form slightly uncomfortable themes. It’s fascinating in its weirdness. Reckon the next seven episodes might shed some light?