Reviving the Extinct

November 2023 Issue

Reviving the extinct is the act of bringing back the disappeared or obsolete, and utilizing it for understanding the past, adapting it to the contemporary context, and preserving it for future exploration. Each of these films is a living species or an object that has gone through some form of resurrection due its gaping absence. Our memories are left with traces of a past that has a ripple effect on our constructed and natural environments. Should we reintroduce these relics from the past in either petrified states under glass windows? Or as restored organisms modeled from extinct species thrown back into the wild that could either restore ecosystes or contribute to their drifting instabilities.

The Digger

Ali Cherri United Arab Emirates 2015


Alexis Gambis United Arab Emirats 2017