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White Video Visitation Torture
2013. Mixed media, video and audio interactive installation.


This artwork questioned the use of Video Visitation technology introduced in US prisons. The term "White Torture" originally comes from Iran, where detainees use it to refer to the use of incommunicado solitary confinement. In the installation a reproduction of the Video Visitation device was installed inside a small, uncomfortable white booth. This replica of a prison's Video Visitation engaged the audience in a reenactment of the experience of prisoners interacting with their visitors through the video interface device. In the videos recorded, the quality of communication is deteriorated, and constant surveillance is maintained through the automatic publishing of each conversation onto a public website.

Selected pictures of the installation in Dever at RedLine Gallery for the exhibition Not Exactly, 2013.



















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