Speculative Future by Babette Verhulst
For Larissa, who has chosen the artwork: White Aphrodisiac Telephone by Salvador Dalí (1936), I made a future phone. With the original artwork, the lobster on the phone, for me, is the one telling the user something. The lobster is giving information, it is communicating with us, in a way that is difficult to comprehend. And because the work I made was focussed on the future, I chose to let the lobster show us, instead of telling us. Because it is the future and the way we communicate with each other is going to change. So I made a binocular in the shape of the lobster and that can be used to see whatever it is the lobster would want to show.