Future Fossils: Deep Future and Archaeology

Future Fossils: Deep Future and Archaeology is a peek into a new project, closely connected with the hybrid filmproject “One” A Letter to Eternity. Artifacts and ruins of antiquity – be they Classical antiquities, both monuments and sculptures of past civilization, belong to the notion of an everchanging landscape and deep sense of cultural synergy, linking our timely presence with the existence of ephemeral ‘bodies of forgotten civilization’. With the gods and semi-divine heroes there also travelled a mental cargo, the baggage of stories – muthoi, thus myths – or future fossils, connecting to Deep Future. Language as much as ancient monuments, ruins and artifacts thereof, belong to the notion of an everchanging landscape and deep sense of cultural synergy, forged by migration, whence our timely presence merges with the existence of ephemeral ‘bodies of forgotten civilization’. Alas, a future odyssey is to be uncovered, along the Mediterranean shores and its hinterlands… The project entwines filmmaking, performance and rite, voices of the collective, with sculpture and shaping a landscape of imagination and immersion.

Future Fossils: Deep Future and Archaeology, Project by Ilse Frech (2020-2016)

“One”, A Letter to Eternity

“One”, A Letter to Eternity 

Current Project Today’s refugees are the new settlers: Carriers of Hope. Along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and its hinterlands, following the Phoenicians historic maritime route, an entangling ‘Odyssean’ gaze creates yet another tale of the ‘condition humaine’. The film “One”, A Letter to Eternity, shall become film-sculpture as well as a spatial installation, displaying a human chain of people, over generations, in an embrace of belonging and longing – Pietà alike. A ‘living’ sculpture, where habitants of the Mediterranean co-create a lasting imprint, ‘a vivid blueprint’, for eternity.

"A Letter to Eternity - A Prelude" (filmstill, 2016) by Ilse Frech.