In the collection of projects entitled War Crimes, CAE shows some of the counter-spectacle we created (“Marching Plague,” “Target Deception,” and “Radiation Burn”) in an attempt to re-tether the perceptions of these “weapons” to history, science, and materiality. We also contrast political theater (both ours and theirs) with actual atrocities and war crimes in the project “Immolation”—which chronicles the use of various incendiary weapons against civilians. Finally, CAE offers a small primer on war propaganda favored over the past two decades. Together, we hope to give our viewers glimpses of the face of 21st Century authoritarianism, combined with suggestions for tactics to resist it.
The opening night will also be host to the official Asian-Pacific launch of CAE’s book Disturbances, published by Four Corners Books (UK).
Critical Art Ensemble
3 – 9/6/13