The Center for Post-Capitalist History Introductory Video
The Center For Post- Capitalist History, a parafictional museum existing in a precarious and
unspecified future, is introduced in this narrated video with unsettling commercial interruptions.
Written and Directed by Leah Sandler, Videography by Kyle Smith, Video editing by Leah
Sandler and Zach Trebino.
Duration: 2 minutes 56 seconds
Observing the decline of the Capitalocene from the sand pine scrub and urban sprawl of Orlando Florida, I construct parafictional worlds through mediums including video, text, drawing, flag making, and collaborative interdisciplinary projects. These parafictions flesh out imagined post-capitalist institutions, rituals, histories, manifestos, and landscapes. Traversing these worlds, the viewer is encouraged, through a visual language of repeated symbols and colors present throughout discrete works, to consider the inconsistencies of the invisible ideologies that uphold and subtend our current system, and to visualize the precarity of our contemporary moment.
Leah Sandler (born 1992) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator based in Orlando, Florida. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College in 2014 and a Master of Fine Arts from University of the Arts in 2017. Recent exhibitions include the Corridor Project Billboard Exhibition, the 2020 Florida Biennial, Interstice at MOTOR (curated by the Residency Project) Los Angeles, CA, Utopian/Vermilion, a solo exhibition at ParkHaus15 in Orlando, FL, and CPCH Staging Area, a solo exhibition at Laundromat Art Space in Miami. Sandler’s writing and projects have been featured in publications including Textur Magazine, Salat Magazin, SPECS Journal, and Mapping Meaning Journal. She is the author of The Center For Post-Capitalist History’s Field Guide to Embodied Archiving, published by Burrow Press, released in September 2021.