The future... is Just Like you Imagined

by Sara Bezovšek

Prihodnost ... je točno takšna, kot ste si jo zamislili, 2024, experimental, animated, digital DCP, 1,85:1, c, 13 min


The future... is just like you imagined is a short experimental animation film that explores two distinct dystopian futures through the lens of our internet and pop culture imaginarium. It assembles an extensive collection of visual tropes and clichés to depict a grim vision ruled by totalitarian systems of control, coercion and oppression. From brutal autocratic dictatorships to decaying cyberpunk megacities, familiar imagery warns of a self-fulfilling prophecy that may be upon us. The future... is just like you imagined is a part of the multi-year project SND (Spoznavanje narave in družbe, or Studies of Nature and Society) by visual artist Sara Bezovšek in which she reappropriates internet and pop culture references using a dense visual language in order to construct narratives that are both a critique and a celebration of the highly saturated online media landscapes we navigate daily.

Sara Bezovšek
Sara Bezovšek
Andraž Jerič, Jerca Jerič, Juca Bonaca
Peter Perunović, Julij Zornik
lead animator
Martin Fir
Boštjan Robežnik
music composer
Tine Vrabič
production designer
Juca Bonaca
sound designer
Samo Jurca
Aerodrom, 001
Slovenian Film Centre
Sara Bezovšek

Sara Bezovšek (1993) is a visual artist focused on new media, experimental film and graphic design, in which she also holds an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, among others in Ljubljana at the Aksioma project space, Kamera in Kino Šiška, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Osmo/za, sloART, DobraVaga, P74, SCCA-Ljubljana and Ravnikar Gallery Space, online in Feral File, in Maribor at Kiblix and MFRU, in Koper at IZIS and at the Metronom gallery in Italy. SND has been showcased at the online biennial The Wrong Biennale and on the online platform Do Not Research. She was the recipient of the Prešeren Award for Students in 2018 and was nominated for the OHO Young Artist Award in 2022. She received the main award at the Ljubljana Short Film Festival (FeKK) for one of her short films in 2021 and the vesna award for the best Slovenian experimental film in 2022. In 2023 she is working on a project for the research platform [permanent beta] of the Swiss gallery Fotomuseum Winterthur.