Things from the Flood
- Art & literary
Simon Stålenhag (b. 1984) is the internationally acclaimed author, concept designer and artist behind Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood. His highly imaginative images and stories depicting illusive sci-fi phenomena in mundane, hyper-realistic Scandinavian and American landscapes have made Stålenhag one of the most sought-after visual storytellers in the world. Tales from the Loop was ranked one of the “10 Best Dystopias” by The Guardian, along with such works as Franz Kafka’s The Trial and Andrew Niccol’s Gattaca.
Tales from the Loop is a heady journey through fantastical landscapes eerily similar to our own, where children explore and engage with abandoned robots, vehicles, machinery large and small, and dinosaurs and other creatures wander the roads and fields.
In Things from the Flood, Simon Stålenhag continues the stories of Tales from the Loop, memories of a Nordic childhood infused with strange machines and creatures from other dimensions. The focus has moved from the 80s to the 90s, a decade of great change when the outside world finally came to Scandinavia. These are tales of the trials of youth, of schoolyard hazings, of first kisses, of finding yourself - and robots.