Is this your future?: Hydrogen uniform

Made:
2004
maker:
Dunne & Raby

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Is this your future?: Hydrogen uniform. Part of an installation commissioned from Dunne & Raby for the Energy Gallery
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Is this your future?: Hydrogen uniform. Part of an installation commissioned from Dunne & Raby for the Energy Gallery
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Object designed for the installation 'Is this your future?' by Dunne and Raby, 2004. A child-sized dark blue dress with rounded collar, long sleeves with white frills to the cuffs, and a knee-length a-line skirt, gathered at the waist, also edged with a white frill. There are two pens in pockets on the left sleeve. On the chest of the dress a logo in white 'Jones Family Hydrogen' with a group of two large and two small shapes resembling skittles, people or bottles.

'Is this your future' is a twelve-part installation commissioned from Fiona Raby and Tony Dunne for the Energy Gallery at the Science Museum in 2004. The installation imagined three possible scenarios for alternative future energy use: hydrogen, recycled human poo, and animal blood. Each scenario is presented through a photograph of a family using the alternative energy, alongside 2 or 3 objects. The photographs were taken by Jason Evans, the objects were produced or sourced by Dunne & Raby.

This uniform dress forms part of the hydrogen scenario, in which a little girl earns her pocket money by selling hydrogen. The uniform acts as her advertising and mark of authenticity for selling the hydrogen. It features in the accompanying photograph.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
2019-233/5
Materials:
cotton and polyester
type:
artwork
credit:
Commissioned by the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, 2004

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