Since 1999 The Speculative Archive has developed two bodies of work consisting of in stallation projects, photographs, and films. The first focused on state secrecy practices, memory, and history. Our current projects focus on the use of documents – images, texts, objects, bodies, and physical structures – to project and claim visions of the future in a time of war on terror. Much of our recent work is based on a year spent living and working in Damascus, Syria. We are currently in post-production on a film, We don't like it as it is but we don't know what we want it to be.

We arrived in Syria in January 2005 having done considerable research on “preventive war,” “preemption,” and “imminent threat,” with particular emphasis on how these concepts and practices affect the experience of time. Over a period of a...

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