. art —

Year created:

2003

Future is Fake

This animation was kind of an accident. I was playing with the code with

this program called Processing, and I started making arrows that flip over

to reveal another side of themselves. Then I just put two arrows and a

triangle to make a face, and it became a portrait of somebody that has

arrows instead of eyes and a triangle instead of a mouth. I dont know such a

person, but I liked it anyway, so I decided to put it on a domain.

To chose a domain name I reffered to this old book by Douglas Coupland that

I was reading at the time, and the chapter titles were really cool, almost

like things one could imagine to have heard. I chose "future is fake" from

these, and I put the arrow person there. In any case I might meet such a

person in the future so its better to be prepared.


  • "FutureIsFake.com was commisioned by the OneStarPress publishing house in

Paris as a deluxe artists' edition to accompany the book that is coming out

this spring on Angelo Plessas' work. The edition is 15 signed certificates

of ownership for FutureIsFake.com This animation was kind of an accident. I was playing with the code with

this program called Processing, and I started making arrows that flip over

to reveal another side of themselves. Then I just put two arrows and a

triangle to make a face, and it became a portrait of somebody that has

arrows instead of eyes and a triangle instead of a mouth. I dont know such a

person, but I liked it anyway, so I decided to put it on a domain.

To chose a domain name I reffered to this old book by Douglas Coupland that

I was reading at the time, and the chapter titles were really cool, almost

like things one could imagine to have heard. I chose "future is fake" from

these, and I put the arrow person there. In any case I might meet such a

person in the future so its better to be prepared.


  • "FutureIsFake.com was commisioned by the OneStarPress publishing house in

Paris as a deluxe artists' edition to accompany the book that is coming out

this spring on Angelo Plessas' work. The edition is 15 signed certificates

of ownership for FutureIsFake.com