Hans Carlsson

Unreadable Future



Film, 2022.

Unreadable Future is an essay film taking the format of an imaginary video letter to a future where all phonetic letter systems (including the Latin alphabet) has ceased to exist. The narrator, presenting footage from diverse sources, dwells upon questions of the power of alphabetic representation, the history of the Greek alphabet, the western standards of type writers and the taxonomy of Atlantic hurricanes. 

To be presented August 20 2022, as part of a residency at the Harun Farocki Institute in Berlin.

Partly filmed in Greece thanks to generous support from The Swedish Art Grants Committee and the Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation.