In “There Is A Ghost Of Me”, the phantasmatic image becomes the trope that organizes the images of a promised and unfulfilled future: ruins, flames, cities that fall apart, and a body that leaps directly from childhood to decline and death. All of which reversal figurations of a linear image of time and history, of the politics of progress that continue to traverse our contemporary political imagination. *(E.B)
Mateo Vega (1994) was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Amsterdam at a young age. He is a filmmaker and involved in alternative cultural organizing. He was educated at Amsterdam University College and The New School. His first short film Radio Voorwaarts (2018) was selected to be funded by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Stichting Niemeijer Fonds and it went on to screen at several international film festivals. In his work, Vega deals with counterculture and “emotional experiences of loss”.
International Film Festival Rotterdam