THE MAGIC LANTERN
Visual artist Bouchra Khalili uses various media to explore acts of solidarity and strategies of resistance. On the one hand, The Magic Lantern takes up an early predecessor of cinema, with which the ghosts of the French Revolution were ment to be brought back to life in late 18th century Paris. On the other hand, it deals with a little-known example of revolutionary video production: the young Carol Roussopoulos used the first hand-held video camera in the 1970s to support international liberation movements with her early films. Consisting of a digital film, a sculpture, a series of silkscreens and a tapestry, this work follows on Khalili’s investigation into the ethics and genealogy of solidarity from previous works, including The Typographer (2019), The Tempest Society (2017).
Part of PLACE INTERNATIONALE
PLACE INTERNATIONALE wird gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.