Plans for the Past

Plans for the Past, HD video with sound, 18′ 15″, 2012

A second part to Remnants of the Future, this film goes back to the original Mush in Eastern Anatolia. Unlike the ghost town in Armenia named after it, in this now Turkish city the ghosts themselves have become homeless.

Plans for the Past explores how this place is palimpsestically imbued with former life, historical spirits, and topographical particularities; how it is personed. The task of the spectre is to remind us that the past is an unfinished business. The logic of haunting thus disrupts the idea of chronological time, it de-synchronises time and unsettles space.

© Uriel Orlow 2017