Ways to Speculate
Actual and virtual simulacra of historical European buildings, monuments and recreational spaces are presented in a tumultuous and fluctuating sonic landscape. This uncanny vision of past and present, depicting the instrumentalisation of places, is framed by two distinct voices. One languidly quotes lyrics from Kraftwerk’s Europe Endless (1977) the other earnestly performs excerpts from the introduction to the sci-fi novel, “The Mummy: A Tale of the Twenty Second Century” by Jane Webb Loudon (1827). Between them they proposes a progressive but unstable future where past dramas can easily be re-enacted.