États des Lieux, series of 6 black and white photographic prints, dimensions variable, 2012.
Remnants of the Future
Dream of the Future (Mayakovsky), Photogravure, 48 x 35.7 cm, 2012
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 … More
The Future is History / History is the Future, Neon, Dimensions variable, 2012
ed. Andrea Thal (Zürich: Edition Fink, 2011) Produced for Switzerland’s contribution at the 54th Venice Biennale, designed by Georg Rutishauser and Anna Frei, with artistic contributions by Maria Iorio / Raphaël Cuomo, Uriel Orlow and Eran Schaerf.
Aide-mémoire is part travelogue, slide-show, obscure history lesson and immersive sound-scape. It presents a visual chain of association and explores the construction of memory, narrative and national symbols.
Swiss artist Uriel Orlow’s multi-work installation Remnants of the Future, all works 2010, ruminates on time travel, architectureand Armenia since the 1915 Ottoman-Turkish genocide, the 1988 Spitak earthquake and the collapse of the SovietUnion in 1991. The dominant element – … More
Remnants of the Future combines elements of documentary, sci-fi and electro-acoustics. It portrays the precarious existence in a post-Soviet ghost-town, an inverted ruin of the modern that is still waiting to fulfill its utopian ambition of communal living.
Drawings of Death masks of Soviet Dignitaries by Sergey Merkurov.