Contour biennale

Polyphonic worlds: justice as medium

The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets
By Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, and Jackson Polys

For the third and final contribution to Contour Biennale 8, inhabitants has commissioned Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil in order to host an urgent reflection on indigenous sovereignty, the undead violence of museum archives, and post-mortem justice. Filmmakers Adam and Zack Khalil, in collaboration with artist Jackson Polys, investigate the recent court case that decided […]

May 15

How Does Video Become Evidence?
By inhabitants

Citizen-shot footage distributed through social media has galvanized social movements, in the demand for transparency and accountability. As a political tool, such videos have reverted surveillance against itself, proposing instead a record that comes from below; in other words, a type of vigilance led by citizens against power and abuse, in what has been called […]

March 17

Hobby Lobby vs. The Allegory of Justice
By inhabitants

This episode, set within the context of inhabitants’s collaboration with Contour Biennale 8, weighs the fiction of allegorical images against the concept of the legal fictitious person. In particular, it puts in perspective the abstract body of Justice in relation to the status attributed to corporations for juridical purpose under the United States code of law.

November 4

Compost Archive
By Filipa César and Louis Henderson

Compost Archive is a short-video by filmmakers and visual artists Filipa César and Louis Henderson based on the politically-engaged films from Guinea-Bissau’s post-independence period, archived at Instituto Nacional de Cinema e Audiovisual (INCA) in Bissau. The video comes out of the conference “4th Encounters Beyond History: Luta ca caba inda – An Archive in Relation,” held at Centro José de Guimarães in Portugal in December of 2015 and was produced upon invitation by inhabitants.

August 29

Trailer for Contour Biennale 8
By inhabitants

Inhabitants is working in close collaboration with Contour Biennale 8 for the production of an online video series which will take from the history of the Great Council of the Netherlands in the city of Mechelen in order to explore the status of justice, rights, and their relation to image making and circulation. This series […]

June 30