Utopia or Oblivion
“Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment. Humanity is in a final exam as to whether or not it might qualify for continuance in the Universe.”
Utopia Or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity, R. Buckminster Fuller
Fuller was a polymath and futurist, a contemporary of John Cage and Isamu Noguchi amongst others, renowned for his comprehensive perspective on the world’s problems.
On 14 April 2023 Constructive released a compilation of work by 11 artists inspired by and in response to the work of R. Buckminster Fuller, specifically from the essays Utopia Or Oblivion first published in 1963. Featuring Tujiko Noriko, Adam Janota Bjowski, Adrian Corker, Robert Lippok, No Home, Richard Skelton and Corey Fuller, Sylvia Kastel, Ale Hop and David Prior. Joe Gilmore has also generated a series of images using AI as part of the artworks and project.
This website will serve as a focal point for a series of essays, articles, artists' work and information resources that will be derived from the same broad remit offered to the musicians.
There was also an album launch at Cafe Oto on 17 April 2023.