Ellen Lapper

London-born visual anthropologist, artist and researcher exploring different mediums to move away from traditional text-based research. She enjoys playing with words and so often works as a writer and translator from German to English in the fields of contemporary art and anthropology.

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In line with Frederic Jameson’s musings on the relationship between utopia and science fiction, and seeing the latter’s strength in failing to accurately imagine a real future, «Archeology of Sacrifice» similarly plays with our imagination’s incapacity. Global capitalism is once again responsible; we’re frozen within its trap, unable to seek alternatives. Instead of presenting a conclusive vision, the film offers a plethora of prospects which “defamiliarize and restructure our experience of our own present».