Exhibition walk-through with curator Tirdad Zolghadr of Yazan Khalili's Medusa, 2020 exhibited at KW Institute of Art Berlin.
Medusa is a video installation based on the artist's long-standing engagement with digital archiving in times of political unrest. Khalili addresses the rise of facial recognition technologies. The human face as basic mode of identification triggers well-known dystopic tropes and scenarios. However, technology is created by humans and their respective weaknesses; and thinking technology needs to be informed by human imagination in its overtly emancipatory capacity.
The exhibition by is part of The Consortium Commissions-a project initiated by Mophradat. It is presented in association with Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto