Is this your future?: 'Poo' photo

Made:
2004
artist:
Dunne & Raby
Is this your future?: 'Poo' photo.  Part of an installation commissioned from Dunne & Raby for the Energy Gallery at

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Is this your future?: 'Poo' photo. Part of an installation commissioned from Dunne & Raby for the Energy Gallery at
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Photograph by Jason Evans from the installation 'Is this your future?' by Dunne and Raby, 2004. A large photograph on aluminium of a woman and a small girl in a white room surrounded by pale pink and silver balloons. There are pink cups and tied transparent bags on a table to the right. The girl hands a similar tied bag to the woman. Both wear pink tops, the woman wears a pink part hat.

'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 photograph forms part of the recycled poo scenario, in which collecting and gifting poo is part of daily life. The photograph shows a girl giving her gift-wrapped poo to the hostess of a birthday party.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
2019-233/6
type:
artwork
credit:
Commissioned by the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, 2004