New Horizons

2016, HD video with sound, 2’

A computer-generated ocean sunrise and sunset combined with found footage audio. The audio is a voice-over from a video of General Motors made for the 1939 New York World's Fair. The video was part of their Futurama exhibition that was on display in their Highways and Horizons pavilion. The voice-over paints an utopian image of the future,  on the eve of the Second World War.

Credits
Directed by Yonas Seyoum
Music and voice over ‘To New Horizons’,
General Motors (1939)


(Excerpt)