The city as you know it is due for a repeat, a renewal of life once before. The future is now the past, the present, all one and the same. A constant repeat of history a world of decay, corruption, and reproduction. A shadow of a timeline that has already happened.
A road that stretches across the horizon, objects from past future and present scattered along the sides, buildings so tall they look down on you. Creatures you’ve never seen before start emerging from the shadows. They leap, crawl and prance, playing among themselves muttering words from a new world. Flowers and trees are little and far between. They provide comfort in this concrete city but upon closer inspection, they’re handmade and feel squidgy.
Izzy Duck was Turf’s Croydon School of Creative Art alumni resident artist for 2023.