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from_the_future

Viewed looking up at the ceiling.

Artist:  Jennifer Steinkamp
Title:
From, the Future
Date:
2020
Dimensions:
  142.7 x 25.2 feet, 25 feet high, LED display mounted in the ceiling of a porte cochere
Part of the Collection:  The Cordish Companies, Baltimore Maryland
Exhibition History:
Permanent installation, opened 2021, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

Description: The art is about waiting, something the entire world population knows since the onslaught of Covid-19. The title was also inspired by a dream where I told a scientist I was from the future and he believed me. My interpretation of the dream relates to my interest in the luminous thoughts of the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, he clearly describes what our souls really are, beautiful, sacred, beyond time. I am fascinated by the existential impermanence of beauty. Beauty offers us a deep connection to the experience of life. The animation consists of cut flowers continuously falling from the sky, it can be seen by looking up to the ceiling. The title infers the signature on the note of a gift.

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