MONTHLY TALK - LORENZO PEZZANI
THURSDAY 5 JUNE 2014
TALKS ON DIGITAL ART, CULTURE AND FILM ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
Step behind the scenes and get a glimpse of the thinking motivating the digital world’s greatest artists, thinkers and doers. Researcher Lorenzo Pezzani is our speaker in June.
What really happens on our oceans?
Following our exhibition of Tobias Revell’s The Monopoly of Legitimate Use, which looks at migration, state and borders, researcher Lorenzo will talk on his ongoing project, Forensic Oceanography. This research project critically investigates the militarised border regime in the Mediterranean Sea, mapping the liquid geographies of maritime jurisdictions in order to document the violence perpetrated against migrants at sea. Among other cases, Forensic Oceanography maps the fluid cartographies between Libya and Italy to understand how more than 1500 persons could have perished at sea in the Spring of 2011.
By producing maps, visualisations, human right reports, videos, articles, exhibitions and websites, Forensic Oceanography interrogates our perception of the sea in an attempt to challenge the regime of visibility imposed by surveillance means, becoming a tool in the struggle for freedom of movement.
Lorenzo Pezzani’s practice-based research deals with the spatial politics and visual cultures of migration, human rights and media, with a particular focus on the geographies of the ocean.
Lorenzo will also show Liquid Traces, a short film of his work to date, which summarises his investigations on territories, migration and conflict that he has conducted with Charles Heller and Forensic Oceonography.
‘How do you reconstruct from violation when the weapon is the water itself. What are the conditions that turn the sea into a deadly liquid.’ – from Liquid Traces.
About the speaker
Lorenzo Pezzani is an architect and researcher based in London. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture (Goldsmiths), a teaching fellow at the Bartlett school of Architecture (UCL) in London and a UK Associate of The Public Domain at Delfina Foundation. He is part of the research team at Forensic Oceanography, an initiative with Charles Heller, produced in the frame of the ERC funded project “Forensic Architecture – Goldsmiths, Centre for Research Architecture".
Date: Thursday 5 June 2014
Venue: Lighthouse, 23 Kensington Street, BN1 4AJ
Time: Doors 6.30pm, Talk at 7pm.
Tickets: via Eventbrite
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