Memorial in Exile

Video realised by Susan Schuppli & Steffan Kraemer for Forensic Architecture. 25 mins.

Presented in Forensis, HKW (March 2014) and screened with Milica Tomic at Black Maria, Central St Martins, London (Feb 25 2013).

In 2005 ArcelorMittal made a commitment to finance and build a memorial on the grounds of Omarska, the site of the most notorious concentration camp of the Bosnian war. Twenty years after the war crimes committed there, still no space of public commemoration exists. Grounds, buildings, and equipment once used for extermination now serve a commercial enterprise run by the world’s largest steel producer. In the absence of this promised memorial, London’s Olympic landmark – the ArcelorMittal Orbit ­- must be reclaimed as The Omarska Memorial in Exile.

Further:

Writing: A Memorial in Exile in London’s Olympics: Orbits of Responsibility

 

 

Press Conference & Action produced by Forensic Architecture:

East London Centre & London Olympic Park, July 2 2012