Sky Division – 80’s Music Era (Retrofuturistic Style Intro), 2018
(…best intro ever about Boney M : )
[ Retrofuturism ]
Retrofuturism is a movement in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced in an earlier era. If futurism is sometimes called a “science” bent on anticipating what will come, retrofuturism is the remembering of that anticipation.
In its more popular form, futurism (sometimes referred to as futurology) is “an early optimism that focused on the past and was rooted in the nineteenth century, an early-twentieth-century ‘golden age’ that continued long into the 1960s’ Space Age”. [ Elizabeth Guffey & Kate C. Lemay – “Retrofuturism and Steampunk”, The Oxford Handbook to Science Fiction, Oxford University Press, 2014 ]
Characterized by a blend of old-fashioned “retro styles” with futuristic technology, retrofuturism explores the themes of tension between past and future, and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology. Primarily reflected in artistic creations and modified technologies that realize the imagined artifacts of its parallel reality, retrofuturism can be seen as “an animating perspective on the world”. [ Robert Lanham – “Introduction”, The Oxford Handbook to Science Fiction, Oxford University Press, 2014 ]