as part of Between Broadcast, a project curated by Marianna Liosi
with videos by Oraib Toukan and Dox Box
The status of moving images and their authority in showing evidences have never been so much in question as they are today. The democratization of images’ creation, thanks to the wider accessibility to the tool of production – portable technological devices- and the channels for distribution – the internet and social networks – have not contributed to provide a clearer understanding of the reality, rather, quite the opposite.
“When Things Occur” by Oraib Toucan and “Citizen with a Movie Camera” series by Dox Box deal in different ways with the emancipatory vs reactionary potential of images in relation with the social, political and economic conditions that produced them and with the gaze looking at them. Furthermore, the videos aim to explore what kind of contribution visual traces are able to provide to the reconstruction and the recollection of the reality.
Eine Filmreihe des D21 Kunstraum
Gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Stadt Leipzig Kulturamt
Oraib Toukan, film still, "When Things Occur", 2016. Courtesy of the artist
Dox Box, film still, "Dialogue" as part of the series "Citizen with a Movie Camera", 2013. Courtesy of the artist