Now to the Year 2000
Luke Johnson’s work for Dyscorpia is created through edited and reconstructed book covers and dust jackets, utilizing texts that have attempted to predict the future of humanity over the last century. Johnson approaches these texts as sites of conflict between science and opinion, faith and skepticism, and the boundaries of performance and reality. How do we gauge these speculative fabulations, which are so often advocated by self-appointed experts in fields of their own creation? It is up to the viewer to decide how to interact with these works, what these spaces mean, and what to draw from them. This is a way to question the ongoing selection of bodies, technologies, and the perspectives thereof that any type of scientific research constantly performs in order to legitimate its existence and relevance.