How does a global financial crisis permeate the spaces of the everyday in a city? Future Suspended traces the multiple transformations of crisis-ridden Athenian public space and those who traverse it.
The film is divided in three sections:
- “Privatised” explores the legacy of mass privatisation projects that preceded the 2004 Olympics, placing them in the context of present day privatisation schemes.
- “Devalued” gazes at the ever-shrinking spaces of migrants in the city and the devaluation of their lives that comes as a result.
- “Militarised” shows how, in face of the crisis, this devaluation turns into a generalised condition.
Through its cinematic traversal of today’s Athens, Future Suspended traces the rise of the authoritarian-financial complex and how this shrinks public space in the city, fueling social despair and anger in return.
Future Suspended is part of the research project at crisis-scape.net which is a partner of aletheiaphotos.com.
The research team consists of Christos Filippidis, Antonis Vradis, Dimitris Dalakoglou, Ross Domoney and Jaya Klara Brekke. All music for Future Suspended was composed by Giorgos Triantafyllou.
Photographs by Antonis Vradis and Ross Domoney