Tomorrow I Will Be Thinking About the Future is a one-minute video that combines broadcast footage of the Curiosity Rover landing on Mars, with smart-phone footage of earth’s moon being passed by a cloud. These events are brought together to create a feeling of nostalgia for former imaginings of the future, the alien, and the yet-to-be-known. It is about the fantasy of being able to leave.
The first chapter of the novel, Star Begotten by H.G. Wells is titled, The Mind of Mister Joseph Davis is Greatly Troubled. His mind is troubled by the hunch that there is an elsewhere:
“There was an effect as though this sure and certain, established world was just in some elusive manner at this point or that point translucent, translucent and a little threadbare, as though something else quite different lay behind it. It was never transparent. It was commonly, nine days out of ten, a full, complete universe and then for a moment, for a phase, for a perplexing interval, it was as if it was a painted screen that hid-What did it hide?”
(sound Jim Guthrie)