Future: Fortune tellers make a killing nowadays
Richard Sides & Angharad Williams
24 January – 9 February, 2013

'Fortune tellers make a killing nowadays' is an exhibition developed by artists Richard Sides and Angharad Williams. The newly commissioned work uses the form of a play, in which scenes are presented as both architectural and theatrical propositions. Here, sculpture, sound, moving image and mise-en-scene are used to generate a fictional, physical reality. Central to the production are the journal entries of an astronaut on a journey to Pluto: a decommissioned planet, the ultimate non-place. The experiences of the protagonist, told through a first person narrative, provide a diegetic framework in which to pose questions with the materials of the installation. The work proposes an interrelationship between linguistic narrative and sculptural concerns; elements of the work function as theatrical props, whilst the corporeal account of the central character informs a physical understanding of objects and environment.


Fortune tellers make a killing nowadays, 2013. Exhibition view. 

Fortune tellers make a killing nowadays, 2013. Exhibition view. 

Fortune tellers make a killing nowadays, 2013. Exhibition view. 

Fortune tellers make a killing nowadays, 2013. Exhibition view.