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This artwork questions the use of Video Visitation technology introduced in US prisons over the past several years. The term "White Torture" originally comes from Iran, where intellectuals, activists and detainees themselves use it to refer to the use of incommunicado solitary confinement. In the installation a reproduction of the Video Visitation device is installed inside a small, uncomfortable white booth. One by one, audience members come inside the booth to watch the videos and pick up the phone receiver to try to communicate through the device. The videos played on the screen are clips recorded from the previous person in the booth. These recordings are extremely overexposed, with the white color and white noise in the speakers, making the images opaque and the sounds very hard to understand. The device plays in the previously recorded short video for each subsequent visitor.

Project Created: 
June 2013
 
Start Date: 
22 Oct 2013 - 2 Nov 2013
Hours: 
12:00PM-6:00PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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GAME TEST THIS SATURDAY: November 2, 3-5pm

 

A reinterpretation of a traditional chandelier in which the crystals and lights form the underlying rigid structure for transient, flowing arms.

 
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