Time Capsule 1972-1984

2003, 6:15 min, color and b&w, sound

Ant Farm's "Time Capsule" project was inaugurated in 1972. The project featured a new-model refrigerator that was packed with foodstuffs and medicines deemed representative of the cultural moment and then sealed for future retrieval. This video documents the project, cutting between 1972 television news coverage of the original event and footage from 2000, in which a re-assembled Ant Farm opens the Time Capsule in a public ceremony at The Art Guys Museum in Houston. Says Chip Lord: "We worked with Life and Fortune magazine images from the fifties in our collages, so we were fascinated with contemporary popular culture and media and what significance they would have in the near future."

Ant Farm: Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez, Doug Schreier.