Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind


Larissa Sansour & S. Lind

In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain

16.01 — 21.03 / 2020

Vernissage 16 January 2020 – 5 pm

Opening at Foreman art Gallery on 16.01.20 17h

Presented in association with Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Fabulous Images. When Fiction Takes Root examines the hermeneutical scope of science fiction as a narrative genre in the context of emancipatory discourses that foster ethnocultural diversity. The exhibition features works by Canadian and international artists, novels, posters, popular films, video games and collectibles, all of which are at the juncture of sci-fi and identity politics. Touching on a vast array of representation, from the utopian refuge to the darkest dystopias by way of uchronian narratives and social speculations, Fabulous Images examines how fiction reveals the possibilities of alternative existences.

This exhibition inaugurates a new cycle of partnership between Sporobole and the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University. On a yearly basis, the two institutions work together to co-produce an exhibition showcased in both venues.

Commissaires : Gentiane Bélanger & Alexandra Tourigny-Fleury


////// At Foreman Art Gallery : Sonny Assu, Danis Goulet, The Iyapo Repository, Skawennati

////// At Sporobole : Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind

In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, 2015, 29 min.

On the occasion of the exhibition Fabulous Images. When Fiction Takes Root, Sporobole presents a film installation by Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind. Taking the form of a fictional video essay, In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain resides in the cross-section between sci-fi, archaeology and politics. Combining live motion and CGI, the film explores the role of myth for history, fact and national identity.

A narrative resistance group makes underground deposits of elaborate porcelain – suggested to belong to an entirely fictional civilization. Their aim is to influence history and support future claims to their vanishing lands. Once unearthed, this tableware will prove the existence of this counterfeit people. By implementing a myth of its own, their work becomes a historical intervention – de facto creating a nation.





Larissa Sansour

Born in East Jerusalem, Sansour (PS/DK) studied Fine Art in Copenhagen, London and New York. She represents Denmark at the 58th Venice Biennale. Recent solo exhibitions include Dar El-Nimer in Beirut, Bluecoat in Liverpool, Chapter in Cardiff, New Art Exchange in Nottingham and Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen. Sansour is represented by Lawrie Shabibi in Dubai and Montoro 12 Contemporary Art in Rome and Brussels. She lives and works in London.


Søren Lind

Lind (born 1970) studied philosophy and has written books on language, cognition and human consciousness. In 2007 he published the short story collection Høns i pluralis og på flugt. Since then, he has published the novel Visum and the short story Mænd i stykker. The children’s books Flyvende farmors mirakuløse myggestik and Flyvende farmors turbulente telttur were written in collaboration with Jytte Abildstrøm and both published by Political. The stories om absolut ingenting, om alting and om dig are a series of children’s books illustrated by Hanne Bartholin. They have been published by ABC Publishing and distributed in several countries. Søren Lind has lived in New York, Moscow and London and travels extensively in the Middle East. Alongside his fictional production, he is involved in several art projects with the Danish-American artist Larissa Sansour.