What will the Netherlands look like in 80 years? What could be the consequences of the sea level rise? What would our daily life look like? These are questions that occupy artist Edwin Zwakman. In his solo exhibition At Night I See the Future at Akinci, Zwakman gives us a preview of what may await us in the form of a dystopian augmented reality.
Jeannette ten Kate of The Art Connector, Edwin Zwakman talks about his solo exhibition and with gallery owner Layla Akinci about Zwakman's oeuvre.
Edwin Zwakman (Netherlands, 1969) studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy and the Rijksakademie. His carefully stylized photography confronts us with a reality that may not exist yet, but could very well become reality. Zwakman's chilling visions of the future tend not to feature people as he usually limits himself to buildings and their environments. At Night I See the Future is the first part of a larger research project into the impact of climate change on our daily lives. For this project, Zwakman worked for the first time with 3D animations to create a Panorama Mesdag of the future.