Research Projects

Conflict in Capture

Melanie Pocock
SEA History, Culture, Policy

The research project examines documentation of extreme violence and death in two significant contemporary artworks—The Pixelated Revolution (2012) by Rabih Mroué and Touching Reality (2012) by Thomas Hirschhorn. The resulting extended essay contains in-depth analysis of the artworks and newly conducted interviews with the artists. The essay demonstrates the works’ emphasis and mirroring of the violence of image capture and mediation, through methods of framing that evoke and "perform" violence and death.

Cover image: Rabih Mroué, The Pixelated Revolution (video still), 2012. Courtesy of the Artist.

Other Research Projects

Interdisciplinary Research
Interdisciplinary Research