© 2015

photo: Jim Brook

Afflicted Powers

video installation with broadsides
video 5:51, dimensions variable

A RETORT collaboration, commissioned by Okui Enwezor for the 2006 Seville Biennial. Broadsides distributed in San Franciso during the protests on 2/15/03 became a book (Afflicted Powers, Verso Press 2005), by Iain Boal, T.J. Clark, Joseph Matthews and Michael Watts. They were joined by James Brook, Franco Moretti, and Anne Wagner on a second broadside for Seville. I worked on the video, which connects the Spanish Civil War and bombing of Guernica to current day war protests and aerial bombing. Together, we designed the installation for its setting in the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo.

installing in the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo with Iain Boal & Jim Brook
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