Is this your future?: Blood photo

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

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

Photograph by Jason Evans from the installation 'Is this your future?' by Dunne and Raby, 2004. A large photograph on aluminium of two children in a white room, with a window partly visible to the left. Both wear yellow T-shirts and red shorts. One stands at the back, arm raised above a white sideboard and screen, with a red hamster cage beside it. The other sits cross-legged on the floor, surrounded by similar hamster cages. In the centre of the floor is a small yellow cube attached to a red teddy bear silhouette.

'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 scenario for using animal blood, in which domestic animals are used to produce energy. The photograph shows two children breeding hamsters for their blood and using the blood radio that also forms part of the scenario.

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
2019-233/10
type:
artwork
credit:
Commissioned by the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, 2004