Aesthetics of Politics exhibition at University Library, Belgrade, SR, 2011
IT IS NOT THE LITERAL PAST THAT RULES US, IT IS IMAGE OF THE PAST / George Steiner Hotel Balkan / video / 2013 / duration 10 min / produced in Tito’ s D-0 ARK UNDERGROUND Bunker in Konjic, BA
Hotel Balkan is meditative and ambiental video which defines borders between futuristic memory of past and present thinking of future. I’ve been wondering about something: Why is it that images from the past - the actual past - often feel more futuristic than our current images of an imagined future? But if the future doesn’t look much like the future, the past often does. There are pictures from the past that, while you immediately recognize them as being from the past, nevertheless feel futuristic. It’s as though there’s something in your brain that wants to read them as images from the future.