Anna Brownsted Prototype Ephemera (2019)

Prototype Shortlist (Image No. 4: Smart Phone), 2019 

THE SHORTLIST:

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Paper, vinyl, velvet, acrylic

2019

Set of six hand-cut paper collages representing a democratically selected shortlist of ‘the most significant developments to life on Earth over the past 40 years’. Each collage is framed within an individual Perspex display box.

These works are the outcome of a year-long collaborative social project during which the artist worked with over 470 Cambridge residents to create the prototype for a sequel to NASA’s 1977 Voyager Golden Record. Proposed as an update for the extraterrestrials, the project asked people to consider the most significant developments to life on planet Earth since 1978, and how we might communicate the story of who we are now.

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Prototype Shortlist (Image No. 1: IVF), 2019 

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Prototype Shortlist (Image No. 3: The Internet), 2019 

Prototype Shortlist (Image No. 5: Personal Computer), 2019