Of Haunted Spaces
Of Haunted Spaces is an art-based research project on Chinese ghost cities. The outcome will be an essay film in the combination of acting and documenting to indicate the phantasmatic aspect of the global capitalism. In China, the need to maintain and boost economic growth in its surplus production results in cities being built more than needed. The subject to be investigated will be how global capitalism is affecting and haunting the living conditions of our time. Urban spaces, which were once a grandiose vision for boosting prosperity in the collective fantasy, have now become exhausted and empty sites. Ella Raidel develops a film of performative documentary to create a discursive space in which facts, analyses, commentaries and references can be woven into one narrative.