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, by Ilse Frech (ongoing, 2024/21-2016)

“One”, A Letter to Eternity

“One”, A Letter to Eternity 

Current Project – Triptych

Magic realistic mosaic tale of a personal quest and voyage of the individual, to arrive at a sacred space: the alchemy of the heart. A poetic quest of timetravel, so does the shaman, healer as well as embodying the ‘magician’, living in times of hyperintelligence and cybernetics, this umbrella project to be realised as triptych, explores the concept of healing, belonging, the power of myth and alternative future visions.

“As above, so below”, living sculpture-in-motion, Gaia’s astronauts co-create A Letter of Eternity. Following the celestial map of indigenous Andean cosmology, in connotation with the Phoenicians’ historic maritime route, an entangling ‘Odyssean’ gaze creates yet another tale of the ‘condition humaine’, witnessing a choreographed collective procession of people and their rituals taking place, crossing dimensions of time through the lens of the camera, and that of shamanism, inspired by both Andean cosmology as well as Egyptian- and Hellenistic influences, from Antiquity to Classicism. “One”, A Letter to Eternity is a hybrid visual art- & filmproject.

"A Letter to Eternity - A Prelude" (research footage, '16 filmstill) Ilse Frech.