The Bounty Killart. A Glimpse from the Future: Lost 21st-Century Temple of Lucca
An exceptional archaeological discovery in autumn 3115 near an abandoned site in the southern part of the European continent led our contemporary experts into the world as it was in the 2010s
The unprecedentedly preserved temple showcased the existing concerns, obsessions and preoccupations of people residing in the local region. Narratives of love, hatred, politics and current affairs were all reflected by the works of the Italian duo working at the time, who were the major contributors to the temple, creating unique sculptures as a way to capture the mood of their environment. These Italian artists — working under the artistic dyad ‘The Bounty Killart’ — set out to analyse and at times parody the plethora of typical concerns of their contemporaries: from romantic research and rejection (Love Me Tinder, 2016), to the state of loneliness (Castaway, 2017) as well as some politically charged works (Hungry Man, 2017; The Power of Law, 2016). However, none of these compare to the extraordinary archaeological find of a huge sculpture of a Titan being defeated by Zeus (Gigantomachia, 2019; an allusion to the omnipotent ancient Greek God of Gods.) Extending over the length of over 8 metres, this colossal figure was the centrepiece of this remarkable temple which for the local population served as a refuge from the exhausting world of 24/7 news cycles, social media pressures and cultural malaise. Join us on the journey of discovery of how the millennials lived back then — surviving courtship by swiping left or right for a sexual partner and digitally altering their face for common acceptance as well as speculating about the mysteries of time travel and space. Overall, an unmissable experience for those wishing to go back in time.
Exhibition curator – Dasha Vass