SYD MEAD - FUTURE CITIES // O&O Depot - 14.11.2019
An exclusive look into the creative world of one of the great futurists of our time
Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Tron, Blade Runner or Aliens, Mission to Mars and Elysium:
for legendary science fiction films Syd Mead created trend-setting and breathtaking worlds. He developed entire cities and mobility concepts with flying cars, autonomous vehicles, space ships. Syd Meads picture worlds are always characterized by functionality and mostly a positive idea of the future. But for the dystopian cult film Blade Runner Syd Mead created the vision of a bold and apocalyptic city in which huge sky-scrapers dominate the skyline. Now, in November 2019, fiction overlaps with the present, for the 1982 film is set in Los Angeles 2019.
A total of 33 originals with a focus on urban spaces, including motifs for Blade Runner, offer an insight into the creative world of the visionary. In a brand new short documentary, Syd Mead talks about his work, inspiration and career.
OPENING on Thursday, November 14, 7 pm
Exhibition from November 15, 2019 to January 16, 2020
Mon to Fri 3 - 7 pm and by appointment
Idea / concept: Markus Penell
Curator: Boris Hars-Tschachotin
image: Downtown Cityscape / Blade Runner ©Syd Mead, 1981