We Made Ourselves Over
A new resilience
has taken hold
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It’s 2097 and the days of upheaval are over. A new resilience has taken hold.
Three young girls must make a decision which will affect their entire city, as well as members of their own families. The future of the city relies on their ability to embrace the unknown, face the future and act.
2097: We Made Ourselves Over takes you on a journey to the cusp of the next century. Come into a world where consciousness is transferred from the dead to the living. See molecular harvesters destroy cities and rebuild them.
In five short science fiction films – each accompanied by an interactive film for smartphones – 2097: We Made Ourselves Over explores the belief that everyone has the power to act and influence the future – uncovering the unnerving and exhilarating idea that anything is possible.
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Speak to the future rulers of the city on your smartphone.
Set 80 years into the future, the app puts you at the centre of the story of three young girls who make a decision to embrace the unknown. Download the 2097 app to play the companion interactive episode released alongside each film and record your hopes for 2097.
On October 1st 2017, the phone boxes of Hull rang together.
Queues formed outside the city’s unique cream phone boxes as hundreds of people gathered to wait for the call. The future was arriving and it came to every neighbourhood across the city. At the end of the line Hessa – one of the three rulers of the future city – asked for your help. From the hundreds of people who answered and the thousands who rang in over the course of the month, hundreds of recording have been made; gathering ideas for the future of the city.
Each Saturday and Sunday in October, neighbourhoods across the city – from Hessle to Hedon – hosted pop-up film screenings for the project’s five sci-fi films.
And as the phone boxes rang, electric cars began a journey around the city, picking up hundreds of passengers from phone boxes over the five weekends of October. Each journey brought passengers face-to-face with a character from 2097; inviting them to reflect on the changes they want to take place in the decades to come.
2097: We Made Ourselves Over, Live in Aarhus blended audio, installation and interactive experiences, allowing people to explore their vision of the city and their role in shaping its future.
Every evening from Monday 30 October to Sunday 5 November, scenes, sounds and fragments from the past shifted and dissolved in front of people’s eyes as they were invited to reimagine their city and witness a world 80 years from now.
2097: We Made Ourselves Over is the culmination of a year long project inviting residents and future experts from Aarhus, Hull and beyond to describe their hopes for the coming century.