Bottleneck Gallery’s WHERE IS MY MIND? show opens this Friday and the theme is anything that messes with the head!
I humbly present to you the first CARTOON CONSPIRACY!
It’s suggested that the Flintstones and the Jetsons not only take place in the same universe, but at the same time! Set in a near future, the Jetsons live their automated lives high in the sky but what exactly are they living above?
The answer is ‘The Town of Bedrock’ and all of the other civilizations who chose to go the Amish route and lead a simpler lifestyle despite what the rest of the world might be doing.
The Flintstones exist in a near future where genetically created animals are made in the image of the past (though not accurately as shown some of the species are fairly wacky). Also, much of the technology of both worlds (record players, vacuums, etc.) function similarly but with very different materials…it’s because they’re running in tandem.
So remember that movie where the two families meet? Well it wasn’t time travel so much as it was TELEPORTATION! The Jetsons simply beamed to the planet’s surface and were as baffled at the simplified technology as I would be when presented with a butter churn.
And there you have it! This theory is not my own but dang if it isn’t pretty fun!
Oh. Details of the show:
Opens July 12th (7–10pm) to July 26th.
Online sales begin July 13th at noonish.