The project, a 10-year calendar, was meant to act as a plaque to accompany an exhibition in a 10-year time capsule. The show never happened but it would have been titled A Future Retrospective, as imaged by curators Robert Snowden and Carson Salter.
The calendar design is made of a string of days, months, and years. The result took on a diagonal pattern, weirdly similar to a lunar calendar. The curious pattern is present in both renderings of time. Probably it’s just the scale of values in the various states of the moon, realative to the word color of the digits used in the calendar, which was laid out in a similar manner. I still don’t fully understand how this pattern emerged, but it felt profound at the time. Like it was pointing to some kind of uderlying stucture. Either way, it felt weirdly appropriate for the horshoe effect, in time, of the name A Future Retrospective …or not.