Futuro – A New Stance for Tomorrow

January 1, 1970

Taking us on a journey back in time to our recent futuristic past, this film is about the rise and fall of the plastic Futuro House, a Space Age utopia that almost became a reality. The Futuro leisure home designed by architect Matti Suuronen was unveiled in 1968 and licensed to 24 different countries. It is both a product of its time and a utopian vision of ‘a new stance for tomorrow’. Its flying saucer-like elliptic shape reflects late-60s optimism about the forthcoming conquest of space. Mankind was believed to be entering a new era in which technology would solve all imaginable problems. “By the 1980s, entire blocks of flats will be constructed out of plastic.” (MT / translation: Silja Kudel)

Cinematography: Jussi Eerola, Sound Design: Olli Huhtanen, Co-script: Marko Home, Music: Ektroverde, Dick Hyman, 101 Strings, Set Design: Kari Juusonen, Production: Kinotar / Lasse Saarinen

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Selected screenings

  • Zwei Tage Strom, Filmpodium Zürich, Switzerland, 2024
  • IFFR Rotterdam, 2013
  • Architektonika, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2012
  • Arctic Hysteria, Rosphoto State Museum and Exhibition Centre, St. Petersburg, 2012
  • Arctic Hysteria, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, 2009
  • On The Spot #4, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2008
  • Arctic Hysteria, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 2008
  • Lost & Found, S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, 2007
  • Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Museum of Art, China, 2006
  • Human Engineering, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, 2005
  • Hotel Futuro, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK, 2005
  • Transparente: interni e esterni, Centro Nazionale per le Arti Contemporanee, Rome, 2003
  • GOKANN – The 109th Exhibition of Finnish Artists / The Fourth Triennale, Kyoto Art Center, Japan, 2003
  • Les Années Pop, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2001
  • Vision & Reality, Louisiana, Copenhagen, 2000
  • The Day of The Donkey Day, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, 1999