COLD CASES

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These six videos 2021-22 investigate the politics of ‘cold’ through the examination of a series of cases and contexts in which the thermostatic condition of cold and its differential experiences and effects are entangled with legal questions, human rights violations, but also claims for social and environmental justice.

Through the analysis of a series of contemporary as well as historic ‘cold cases’ the project explores the strategic role of temperature and speculates about the emergence of a new thermo-politics defined by cold. 

Each of these  COLD CASES exposes the degree to which temperature becomes a register of violence. One that includes the leagcies of climate colonialism, longstanding socio-economic inequalities, and ongoing structural racism.

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Commissioned by Momenta Biennale de I’Image 2021 & Toronto Biennial of Art 2022
Produced in collaboration with Forensic Architecture, Omar Ferwati with research assistance Henry Bradley.

Special thanks to Candice Hopkins, Senior Curator Toronto Biennale of Art, for her guidance and insights in producing these cases.

EXHIBITION
The Berlin Biennale (2022)

Weather Engines, Onasis Stegi, Athens (2022)

Toronto Biennale, Canada (2022)

Open Futures: Kollektive Resonanz, Shedhalle, Zurich      (2021-22)

Sensing Nature, Momenta Biennale de l’Image, Canada (2021)

Installation view in Weather Engines, Onasis Stegi, Athens 2022


Installation view in the Toronto Biennale of Art 2022