Craig Barnes' Amazing "Centre For Remote Possibilities"

Curator: Justin Hammond
date: March 23, 2015
Categories: Art
Tags: architecture
Jessie Simmons
Futuro House / Centre For Remote Possibilities

Craig Barnes is a bit of a Renaissance man: artist, curator, record label head honcho and vintage furniture dealer. The first time I met him, in a North London lock-up, he was absorbed in a recipe for growing crystals. But for the past 18 months or so he's devoted just about every waking moment to the restoration of a 1972 Futuro House (a prefabricated flying saucer designed by Finnish architect Matti Suoronnen). Craig bought the dilapidated shell while on holiday in Port Alfred, South Africa, and the cost of shipping the individual parts back to the UK swallowed up his life savings. You've got to admire that level of recklessness.

Until recently, the fully-restored Futuro House sat on the roof of Matt's Gallery in East London and hosted the Centre for Remote Possibilities, an evolving body of research encompassing interactive sound sculptures, exhibitions, lectures, discussions, screenings and performances.

Click here to find out where the Futuro House will land next.

Jessie Simmons
Futuro House / Centre For Remote Possibilities

Jessie Simmons
Futuro House / Centre For Remote Possibilities

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