Feb 4 - Mar 7, 2020
Brenda Nightingale / Nathan Pohio / Francis Upritchard
The other day, a Harcourts real estate
advertisement appeared in the local paper – “see your new career clearly in
2020” it proclaimed. Although in line with the utopian future envisioned by Reagan
the advertisement also listed other potential careers, including waiter – read
café worker. I doubt this was considered a career at the time these three begun
their studies. The list could easily have included hotel and associated tourist
industry workers without looking out of place. 20/20 in the sense of the
advertisement, of seeing the future clearly, is an obvious take on the use of
George Lucas’s vision is legendary. Think a 1977 film set in space with furry animals and androids. The author has always been torn between Lucas/Herzog/Lynch – Herzog for his take on things and his voice; Lynch for his style – episode 8 of The Bomb an example. But Lucas is considered visionary. His furry animals and space scenes have been enjoyed by these three’s generation and then by the next; and now under Disney direction the vision will continue. De Niro is going to be on our screens as a younger man for many years as a result of Lucas’s visionary camera technology. On reflection, vision has its downsides. Clearly, Lucas has doubts now.
So, what to make of 20/20? Make whatever you want of it. This author thinks it’s just the current year.
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Collaborative books by the three artists (example spreads)
Collaborative books by the three artists