Sarada Rauch

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The Future Past Perfect Tense is a project investigating systems of power, such as whiteness and male dominance. Using herself as subject matter, Sarada reenacts her research, memory and personal experience during her time in Cape Town, South Africa; Heraklion, Crete; and her childhood in East Los Angeles. She reenacts these narratives through miniature sets, animation and original music. These are the field notes.

This is the first in the series of films. It documents the years of 2018-2019. The next in the series is being made now, and documents 2020-2021.

During the last 5 years Sarada has conducted research on the neolithic Minoan culture in Crete, collaborating with Cretan scholars and archeologists. For the past 4 years Sarada has collaborated with the faculty in the Anthropology Department at University Cape Town, and is a co-facilitator with a participatory learning workshop on gender based violence with her Xhosa project partner in the Makhaza township in Cape Town.