Witte de With: Judy Radul’s solo "the king, the door, the thief, the window, the stranger, the camera" opens February 9th.
February 10 - May 7, 2017
Media technologies such as CCTV, automation, and screens of all sorts have become the culturally and politically charged frames and filters through which we see reality, oftentimes obscuring or even replacing it. Judy Radul transforms the exhibition space into a dynamic set for live image production and sets out to explore the poetic and social agency of architectural elements such as doors, windows, entrances, and exits by means of her multi-camera, live-feed ‘present system.’ Cameras become agents that steer the visitor’s behavior; architecture is performed through multiple points of view.
At the heart of the exhibition lies a publication edited and designed by Radul, presented on a custom automated page turner with a camera installed above it, panning and zooming, “reading” through the images and text, while playing back the live footage on screens in separate rooms. As such, both the content of the book and the exhibition as a whole unfold through lens-based representations and spatializations.
Curator: Samuel Saelemakers