TERROR-TORIAL FUTURES 2022
Artists: Bomi Yook and Bobby Joe Smith III
Medium: Large-scale Immersive installation of experimental photography, procedurally generated CG animation, and print design.
Terror-torial Futures is a collaborative and experiential publishing project between Bomi Yook (Korean Canadian) and Bobby Joe Smith III (Black and Lakota). Devised as an exercise in speculative worlding, Terror-torial Futures is framed by the question “how might Indigenous people exist in a Future designed by Settler Colonizers?”
Historically, settler cities have been sites for utopic world-building. Shaped by the ideals of imperialist imaginary, settler utopias are often manifested in dystopic fashion through force and technology.
Reflecting on this history, the piece contemplates the post-apocalyptic nature of contemporary and future cities in America; as utopic constructs that are built on the dystopic realities of Indigenous peoples.
Within this (dys)(u)topia, the piece explores Haunting as a mode of Resistance and Justice-to-Come for Indigenous communities who were/are eradicated from the land.