The Unilever Series: Dominique Gonzales Foerster - TH.2058


Your visions of 2058

TH.2058 looks 50 years into the future to a London of incessant rain and sculptures kept from growing like weeds.

This is your chance to share your vision of 2058 by adding your short story.

Submissions will  close on 1 February 2009, and all stories will appear here. After submissions close, six stories will be selected by a panel of judges (including writer Jeff Noon and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster) to form an audio book voiced by Christopher Eccleston, which will be available for download once it is produced.

Jeff Noon was commissioned to write for the publication accompanying the show - you can read his story Artwork 2058: Probability Cloud or download the audio version read by the author (MP3 format, 16MB)

Artwork 2058: Probability Cloud was written at the request of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, to accompany her exhibition in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. I was given no information about the exhibition itself, only the concept of the Turbine Hall in the year 2058. So, a blank canvas. Dreams and Reality are always dissolving in my stories, so I imagined a gallery where the visitor and the artworks start to merge together. It was great fun to be given such an opportunity, to explore the visual medium through words, and to imagine the future of art and the viewing experience.”

Jeff Noon