Converging on Miami: A Short Week with a Long Afterlife…
DIGGING INTO THE FUTURE
The multifaceted artist, architect, and designer Daniel Arsham delves into the world that one might call future archaeology in Welcome to the Future, his exhibition at Locust Projects in Miami’s Wynwood arts district. This site-specific installation explores the idea of an architectural dig some one thousand years from now, offering a narrative in which the discoveries include an array of ephemera (boat oars, plastic alligators) and electronic devices (iPhones, Blackberries, cameras, boom boxes, VHS tapes, Walkmans, portable televisions, electric guitars, and more), all made in crystal and volcanic ash, and other materials, and placed in a trench as if they were petrified objects. It runs through January. In 2012 the Brooklyn-based Arsham’s multidisciplinary design studio Snarkitecture, which he operates along with Alex Mustonen, created the Design Miami entrance pavilion—a project called Drift.