The Future

Rachelle Viader Knowles

2003, 22:00 minutes, colour


Video Installation, continuous loop, 22 minute cycle.

Shot in the back garden of a Victorian terraced house and constructed into a mirrored panoramic image, the video features Bill, an eleven-year-old boy who divides himself between the places he has lived or visited in the past and places he imagines he will live or visit in the future.

Between entrances and exits - with a backdrop of washing lines and neighbours' gardens - his stories meander back and forth between his home and life in Cardiff, to memories of holidays abroad, to his imagined future life as a musician in New York, to what it will be like to be old...

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