Spectres of Antiquity: A Video Essay
L #2
01.07.17

In contemporary Athens, emerging from an urban landscape deeply transformed by crisis and austerity, street art and graffiti have gained enormous significance as unsanctioned mediums of public expression. This video essay examines the symbolic references to antiquity that recur on the walls of Athens and interrogates their potential as a critical commentary on the politics of crisis and crypto-colonialism. 

This contribution was produced specifically for Plot.

Julia Tulke
http://www.rochester.edu/college/vcs/people
http://aestheticsofcrisis.org
https://vimeo.com/user33956609