A Focus on Harold Ancart's Tomorrow

Harold Ancart’s Tomorrow is a calendar, though not the regular kind of calendar, as it is dated for the year 3000 (hence the title, a far distant “tomorrow”). Most probably, we will never have to use it. So the fact that we can already enjoy it has more to do with “futuristic nostalgia”. In this distant future, images of paradise beaches are altered, damaged by burning marks. There are many ways of interpreting it, one of them being that in year 3000, natural beauty won’t exist anymore. Tomorrow’s inhabitant will rely on antique postcards for their calendars. Actually, that’s just one way of reading a book with multiple entries, that have to do with stereotypes and distorted representations.

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