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 ¬— was reclaimed as The Omarska Memorial in Exile in July 2012.
Realised by Susan Schuppli & Steffen Kraemer, Forensic Architecture, 2012
HD colour video with sound, 25 mins.