Two Mobility Futures 0∞
2022 CAST International Exhibition Grant
Divergent futures where humans move constantly, or not at all
Two Mobility Futures 0∞, a new exhibition by Kent Larson and the City Science Group at the MIT Media Lab, presents a dichotomy of divergent possibilities for mobility in the future. The 2020 pandemic instantly halted most human travel while products, food, information, and experiences were delivered to each household. At the same time, fantastic new land, air, and space mobility modes may enable humans to move frictionlessly to wherever they desire.
Two Mobility Futures 0∞ explores extreme versions of these futures and their impact on relationships, possessions, and urban environments.
A cylindrical immersive space reveals cinematic extrapolations towards two possible futures as we move forward in time. To the left is a world where the human experience is increasingly hyper-local and motion approaches zero. To the right, people achieve near-infinite freedom of motion. At the center of the space is a physical model of a future city, formed by salvaged automotive parts, with projection mapping that provides a conceptual view of the motion for each moment in time. Above the model, an analog speedometer indicates the rate of movement for these two futures.
Two Mobility Futures 0∞ is on view at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao from April 8 to September 18, 2022, as part of Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture, curated by Lord Norman Foster.
Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture
April 8 – September 18, 2022
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
In collaboration with the Norman Foster Foundation
Curated by Norman Foster, Lekha Hileman-Waitoller, and Manuel Cirauqui
Two Mobility Futures 0∞ is shown in the Gallery of the Future, a dedicated area exploring the theme of the future of mobility within the Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture exhibition.
MIT City Science Collaborators:
Principal Investigator: Kent Larson
Project Director: Gabriela Bílá Advincula
Project Manager: Maitane Iruretagoyena
Creative Technology Director: Thomas Sanchez Lengeling
City Science Coordinator: Margaret Church
Media Artist: Justin Blinder
Storytellers: Luis Alonso Pastor, Naroa Coretti, Yasushi Sakai
Soundtrack: Holger Prang, Xiao Xiao
Director of Photography: Sean Webley
Video Editors: Lucas Seixas, Pedro Ribeiro
Performers: Jenna Riegel, Joel Panepinto, Pallas Yao, Shaneeka Harrell
Script Advisor: Ana Carneiro
Set Design Assistants: Alyssa Jewell, Josiah Mayo
Set Assistants: Felix Li, Ishita Bhimavarapu
Two Mobility Futures 0 ∞ is created by the City Science Research Group at MIT and on view at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao as part of the Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture exhibition, curated by British architect Lord Norman Foster. The project is supported by an International Exhibition Grant from the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology.