50 Unfinished Projects for the Future (Now Past) 2014-2064, 2014
Time Capsule Workshop on Psychogeography & Site, The Gibson House Museum
Memories of The Future Commission, City of Toronto's Living History Collection, Canada
Curators: Labspace Studio (Laura Mendes & John Loechner)
Photo Credits: John Loechner
50 Unfinished Projects for the Future (Now Past) 2014-2064 is an artist bucket list that enlists the spirit of ambition in the pursuit of posterity. Created as a personal challenge, Emily DiCarlo gleaned over ten years worth of notebooks to highlight all the project ideas that had never materialized. Functioning as supports for a future body of production, she created fifty gallery wall labels detailing the hypothetical artworks. Though many of the imagined projects carry weighty themes of temporal experience, human will and mortality, DiCarlo’s intention is hopeful. Many of the proposals assert an idealist attitude in terms of scale and feasibility, optimistically assuming the possibility of living another fifty years to see their realization.