Untitled

audio - visual installation

30 April 2012

The Old Police Station

Engaging Tactics: Sociology and the Public conference

Untitled explores visual perception and racialized seeing.

Archival footage from the civil rights movement was edited with the narration of five participants. The footage shows Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and a peaceful demonstration that turns violent with police officers arresting people and using water cannons to dissolve the crowd. Participants took on the role of observer and narrator at the same time: they reflected on the rhythm of the events as they were shown, and thus offered insight into their perceptions, feelings, and ways of thinking about how race is made in our societies.

In the video we see the archival footage while listening to the different voices narrating it.

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Katalin Halász
PhD in Visual Sociology