Future Retrieval: Permanent Spectacle

Exhibition Website

Apr 15 2017 - Sep 30 2017

Permanent Spectacle features a fantastical world that reinterprets museum exhibition and display. The immersive tableau includes constructed landscapes, scenic hand-cut wallpaper, wildlife, and other objects that have been altered through the process of digital collection and material selection. 

Created by Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker working collaborative under the name Future Retrieval, the site specific installation is informed by the duo’s extensive research of historical collections from the Smithsonian archives at the National Museum of Natural History and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Installation
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Guy Michael Davis
  • Katie Parker

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