Future Relics is a collaborative project with the artist Ben Yau created for an assignment in the Dutch island Texel. After our encounters with locals and the stories they shared regarding marine pollution, the changes of the sea-life and the fishing on the island, we decided to use walking on the beach, microcosmic looking and collecting as our main research method. Soon we came to realize that in a closer look on this sand lied our fossilised future. Embedded within the present moment were relics of the past that act as forecasts of the future. Future Relics goes beyond what is visible operating into the potential realm of future ecologies.
“As watery, we experience ourselves less as isolated
entities, and more as oceanic eddies: I am a singular,
dynamic whorl dissolving in a complex, fluid
― Astrida Neimanis (Hydrofeminism. Or, On Becoming
a Body of Water)