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future now

The Cartography of Drift

We were born in the future,
the future now of windy Arndale centres,
of the Bullring, the ring road, the road movie,
the motorway service station,
the chilly beauty of synth songs of love.

Often we felt that we ourselves
had invented the dying world around us,
the empty colonnades, the reversed perspectives,
omens of departure.


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Shanghai China
  • cold dark matter
  • nonplace rendevous
  • forbidden zone
  • end of transmission
  • call to me
  • exhibit a
  • the ruin of the old chinese restaurant
  • ugly
  • the gaze of history
  • conceptual riot
  • heavenly exit
  • athena undead
  • See video
  • See video
  • air_universal_traveller.mp3
  • gainsbourg__jane_dans_la_nuit.mp3
  • charlotte_gainsbourg_5_55.mp3

About the creator

Alev Adil

Alev Adil is the originator of this site. Alev's creative practice and academic research explores how poetry, performance, creative pedagogy and dialogic art practice can create the potential for...