Future Perfect: New Byelaws for Civic Spaces is a hopeful, positive act of re-configuration. Byelaws that regulate behaviours in civic spaces—in this case Gateshead’s byelaws—are cut up word-by-word and meticulously rearranged into a new set of rules for a transitioning world.
You are invited to help with reconstructing the Metro Centre’s new Future Perfect byelaws! Visit our interactive website HERE to submit your own new rule, using cut-up words from the original text. Then follow the new byelaws as they are tweeted direct to @FP_new_rules
Future Perfect is a collaboration between UK performance makers Action Hero, and Canadian visual artists Mia + Eric.
This new collaboration between Action Hero and Mia + Eric was formed after the duos were introduced during an artist double-date in Calgary, and each realised they’d met their artist doppelgangers. They decided to work together as an artistic supergroup & create a project for public space.
Mia + Eric are a Canadian visual art duo from Calgary, Alberta who have many years experience working in socially engaged practice and site-specific public art spanning both gallery and public art contexts. Their work has been presented throughout North America and Europe. See: http://miaanderic.ca
Action Hero are an artist duo who live in Bristol, UK, who have over a decade of experience making work that collaborates with audiences and the public. They have shown their work in over 40 countries and across 5 continents. See: www.actionhero.org.uk