States of Exception: A Survey of Bare Life is a an architectural reading of the spaces of torture as described in the US senate report on the CIA torture program. These spaces were referred to as "black sites" by the CIA, as they were meant not to officially exist. Each was a point in zero dimensions residing outside of geographical space and history. For the detainees, however, this point becomes an entire universe and an eternity. This point-universe describes a geometry of power, of the infinite reduced to zero, of zero becoming everything. The spaces of torture are built to be absent, forgotten, but they are nonetheless built. The power that wants to erase is nonetheless leaving artifacts.
3 Mar - Apr ‘16
Vanishing Point Group Show, Art House Productions Gallery , New Jersey City