- CASABLANCA COLLECTIVE
- WORKS ON PAPER
- INSTALLATIONS & OBJECTS
- SOUND, VIDEO
"I CAN SEE YOU"
"I CAN SEE YOU!" Video performance
A video is projected from below onto a 16 x 15cm glass filling a hole in the floor, which shows a bird’s-eye view of a female military figure who appears to be spying on the public from the basement below their feet. The video is slightly sped up, giving it a mechanized feel.
Video-Performance by Carina Gosselé
"ADAPTATION NIGHT PORTER"
Adaptation of The Night Porter, with an emphasis on voyeurism and abuse of power.
Woman dancing: Video-performance by Carina Gosselé
What does Nazi Germany have to do with the America of today?
In a claustrophobic space cutout heads dangle from the ceiling. Oil, power, the weapons industry and reconstruction: who makes money before, during and after a war?
Dick Cheney: US. Vice President, former CEO of Halliburton.
George Bush, Sr.: former U.S. President, former director of the CIA, current employee of the Carlyle group.
George Bush, Jr.: US president.
James Baker III: former Secretary of State, employee of the Carlyle group.
Frank Carlucci: former Secretary of Defense, CEO of the Carlyle group.
Hamid Karzai: US-installed President of Afghanistan, former employee of Unocal.
Zalmay Khalizad: US ambassador to Afghanistan, former employee of Unocal.
Ossama bin Laden: leader of Al Qaeda, former (?) employee of the CIA.
"BLUE ATTIC" AND "TORTURE CELLAR"
A dark attic – flashing blue police light stands in the middle of the room.
Sound installation: a woman whispers a text taken from promotional material describing the virtues of the veri-chip – an implantable surveillance microchip.
Snippets from other related texts are interspersed in her breathy monologue.
Helicopters and a man’s breathing fade in and out of audibility.
Text assembled by Michael Laird
Sound montage: Carina Gosselé
Text read by Liz Williamson
Additional breathing: Matthew Forman
Audio-Visual: 1 police light, 1 cd player with sound installation and speakers.
Torture chamber: cutout heads dangle from the basement ceiling.
Sound installation: A Casio plays a karaoke version of Billy Joel’s “Just The Way You Are” to while the artist’s sing the song.
Singers: Michael Laird & Carina Gosselé
Audio-Visual: 1 cd player