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‘Oracle’ confronts us with a seemingly random succession of images. An immobile man, filmed from the back, stares out to the sea. Two goldfish swim in a pond littered with banknotes. A crumpled plastic bag is blown over the street and arrives in the gutter. Clouds from explosions form and dissolve again. Motives of rounded shapes and centrifugal motion are recurrent: a lonely man stands in the centre of a roundabout, a colourful merry-go-round speeds around, a solar eclipse appears several times.
These images act as signs; like an oracle, they speak about the future as a continuous extension of the present, without judgement or interpretation. ‘Now’ is revealed to the viewer as a point of tension between the past and the future. Or, as J.G. Ballard sa…s: ‘After all time is no more than a neuropsychologic structure that we inherit and that like the appendix or corporal hair no longer need. Our next great evolutionary leap will not be of the physical but mental type. We will learn to live thinking that everything happens at the same time. That is to say "No Future".’ Read more...