The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery presents: In the Vestibule with Forensic Architecture
For the second edition of In the Vestibule, curator Michèle Thériault presents this summer two investigations realized by Forensic Architecture whose approach is based on collecting, analysis, production and display of legal evidence for the purpose of social, political and ecological justice.
Created with surveillance technology and forensic science tools, in support of human rights defense organizations, The Left-to-Die Boat (2012) and Nakba Day Killings (2014) situate Forensic Architecture’s practice at the crossroads of political and legal spheres of action, and re-examines the material, representation-based constructions of truth.
Forensic Architecture (FA) is a research agency started in 2011 and based at Goldsmiths, University of London that undertakes advanced architectural and media research on behalf of international prosecutors, human rights organizations, as well as political and environmental justice groups.
Its team collates and analyses traditional and new forms of data and evidence coming from sites of human rights violations with the aim of creating graphic depictions and scientific studies that can serve for evidentiary and advocacy purposes. Forensic Architecture is also an emergent field they have developed at Goldsmiths. It refers to the production and presentation of architectural evidence — buildings and larger environments and their media representations.
Presented in the Gallery vestibule
Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information on the exhibition, visit the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery website.