A Thousand Eyes: Media Technology, Law, and Aesthetics

A Thousand Eyes: Media Technology, Law, and Aesthetics

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

September 16, 2011
A Thousand Eyes: Media Technology, Law, and Aesthetics

Published by Sternberg Press.
Produced by Henie Onstad Art Centre, Norway.

Edited by Marit Paasche and Judy Radul.


Since the early twentieth century, contemporary art and art theory have creatively challenged the status of representation. During that time, the court of law has come to rely on a variety of new representational modes and technologies. The law is increasingly staged on a screen and the photographs, video documents, audio recordings used as evidence are not entirely distinct from their correlates in contemporary art, cinema and mass media. What questions of representation, judgment and justice cross borders between art and the law? Through the contribution of internationally renowned artists and scholars, this anthology explores how the aesthetics of new media technology and its spatial implementations affect the judicial system in relation to fundamental concepts such as truth and representation.

Essays by: Julie A. Cassiday, Costas Douzinas, Piyel Haldar, Martin Jay, Peter Goodrich, Richard Mohr, Judy Radul, Avital Ronell, Eyal Sivan and Cornelia Vismann.

Artists contributing: John Baldessari, Dan Graham, Harun Farocki, Stan Douglas, Aernout Mik, Kobe Matthys, Judy Radul, Renzo Martens, Ana Torfs, The Atlas Group, René Magritte, Model Court, Rana Hamadeh, Thomas Demand and Les Levine.

Book launch at symposium
(Henie Onstad Art Center)
September 22, 2011
Last chance to register: www.hok.no. Fee NOK 250,- (includes lunch and the anthology)

Participants: Morten Bergsmo, Costas Douzinas, Tone Hansen, Milena Hoegsberg, Sidsel Meineche Hansen & Lorenzo Pezzani (Model Court), Marit Paasche, Judy Radul, Anders Ryssdal, Eyal Sivan, Monika Szewczyk, and Eyal Weizman.

Workshop: Theory through Practice – The Mechanics of the Perpetrator.
September 23, 2011
Lead by filmmaker Eyal Sivan and Acting Chief Curator Milena Hoegsberg.


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