The marshy waterscape is the setting for the future of a civilization ensnared in an unceasing loop of WWIV, a war Albert Einstein foreshadowed as being fought with sticks and stones. Multiple video projectors arranged in a semi-circle filled the walls of White Box in Chelsea and present a "Fore Cast" that looped for six days and one hour. (A new week, according to a proprietary uniform time scale, derived from ancient Assyrian and Babylonian astronomical methodology and translated to a system for future use.) The videos played continuously in White Box's waterlogged space. The main screen portrayed WWIV, fought by six groups of combatants colluding to capture and assert political and economic control over a shattered world. The belligerents' leaders plot together in corporate conference rooms, ultimately degenerating into conflict fought with the weapons of Cain and Abel, the war unfolding in disastrous environments everywhere.
Fore Cast Opera, White Box, 2006