The Angel of History

Ashkan Sepahvand

"The Angel of History", hosted by Ashkan Sepahvan and based on a discussion of Walter Benjamin's "On the Concept of History", addressed the following questions: Is it possible to present a historical landscape in which the experiences of the downtrodden co-exist spatially and emporally, with the experiences of the victors, who never cease to blindly proclaim their singular, “historical” accomplishments? and What does it mean to disappear, only to be found again as a broken image, an incomplete reference, a story stopped short, a gesture that carries the burden of enduring the present?