title
The Future 1.1
subtitle
is so bright, you gotta wear shades
year
2008
material
C-print
edition
1+1ae
seize cm
A 148x80
B 111x60
C 74x40
D 37x20
exhibitions
2009 04 30 . BimboBox 2 . Munich . Horses Cars & Stars  >
2009 06 27 . Opening . Beijing . Red Gate Gallery >
usage
cc by-nc-sa
info
The Sun
research
The Future1.1
201a.1
The Solar System is located in the Milky Way galaxy, a barred spiral galaxy with a diameter of about 100,000 light-years containing about 200 billion stars.
201a.3
The Sun lies between 25,000 and 28,000 light years from the Galactic Centre, and its speed within the galaxy is about 220 kilometres per second, so that it completes one revolution every 225–250 million years.
202a.4
In irgendeinem abgelegenen Winkel des in zahllosen Sonnensystemen flimmernd ausgegossenen Weltalls gab es einmal ein Gestirn, auf dem kluge Tiere das Erkennen erfanden. Es war die hochmütigste und verlogenste Minute der »Weltgeschichte«: aber doch nur eine Minute. Nach wenigen Atemzügen der Natur erstarrte das Gestirn, und die klugen Tiere mussten sterben." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Über Wahrheit und Lüge im außermoralischen Sinne, 1 (KSA 1: 875)
1_1
"The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" is a song by Timbuk3.

The inspiration for the song, and the title specifically, came when Barbara MacDonald said to her husband singer/songwriter Pat MacDonald,
"The future is looking so bright, we'll have to wear sunglasses!"
But, while Barbara had made the comment in earnest – it was the early '80s, the two had met and married and were starting a family, their first EP was coming, their book was filling up with gigs –
Pat heard the comment as an ironic quip and wrote down instead,
"The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades."
Pat wrote a song of a young nuclear scientist and his future.

exhibition
The Future1.1 – 1.2
July 29th, 2018