Phase 1 of Rebrand The Past was completed through Futuristic Relics & Motherboards Sacred. Springer created and presented over 75 paintings, ritual objects, everyday tools, garments, temple icons and videos. In addition to beginning work on Phase 2, I am attempting to make a catalog of all the work completed to date.
Each object is accompanied by text which describes the lives of our antecedents; how they resurrected society after White Plight; and/or how they adapted technology after the extinction of White People. The time periods I documented in Futuristic Relics & Motherboards Sacred are:
the Dangerous Times 2050 - 2117 the Renewal Period 2200 - 2500
It has shown in San Jose, Dayton and Pittsburgh. Each time, I have been pleasantly surprised by the positive response from all attendees. To some, it is a challenging premise. White people become extinct by 2117 and people merrily rebuild the world. I truly enjoy observing people who have attend. I’ve witnessed people’s shoulders relax with relief. Some point and holler with laughter. Ebullient high fives. Several women cried because they were so moved and touched by the section on reproduction. Over all, people want to believe this is our destiny.
Many would assume White audiences would have a negative experience with this exhibit. However, the numbers of White people who understand how it happened and accept it surprised me. They also seem to really like this future. They like the social structures and the way in which technology has been re-invented to be harmonious with nature. They want to be part of that future. But, more importantly, they are okay when I tell them the changes they make now in themselves is their job, and, that’s their work … not mine.