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“Cinematography of Devices”: Harun Farocki’s Eye/Machine Trilogy
(The Johns Hopkins University Press?, 2015)
Harun Farocki’s 2001–2003 installation Eye/Machine tackles issues of surveillance surrounding the “intelligent” weapon systems deployed in the 1990/91 Gulf War. Farocki is especially interested in the image processing systems behind these weapons, their operational images that are both generated by machines and read by machines—images that require ...
Land, Race, and Citizenship: The Political Spaces of Monumentalism in South Africa
(De Gruyter, 2013)
This essay discusses the nature of (old and new) national monuments in post-apartheid South Africa which even now, twenty years after the first free elections, remains a democracy in transition. The discourse of monumentalism in transitional political systems is marked by concrete political interests that, in the case of South Africa, are centered ...