IGNAS KRUNGLEVIČIUS

 

HOSTAGE

"The strategic intervention in the field of vision has been organized primarily around the regulation of the relationship between beings, images and language. (…) The claim of legal iconology is that the stakes behind the close link between law and vision are high. Subjectivity is created in the field of vision, to be a self is to be seen. I look from one position but I am looked at from everywhere. The ‘social gaze’ looks back at me from the place of the others and inscribes otherness in the midst of self. It is not the look of any particular other, but the visual, photographic action of otherness which places me within a field of vision as I turn towards others and look at them.

The operation of normative systems (religion, morality, increasingly law) interposes a ‘legalscreen’ between the subject and the social gaze, filtering the objects of vision and determining the way in which we see and are given to the world to be seen. The screen is a collection of authoritative images and material practices which offer a repertory of approved representations through which social identity is inscribed. It determines how each of us is given to the world to be seen, as handsome or ugly, pleasant or nasty, polite or boorish." — Costas Douzinas

In August 5th. 2011 Anonymous hacker movement released 7 GB of sensitive data from more than 50 police departments across the USA. These hackers crept their way into a server that held more than 70 different site associated with law enforcement. Amongst released emails, credit card information, addresses, passwords, and social security numbers there was Online Police Training Academy files PDF's and videos. 

The video in this installation is an instructional film about how to deal with "Hostage Incidents in Jails". Public can only hear the sound and are not permitted to see the video.

 

— Installation (Video dur. 20min.)2012



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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