Forensic Oceanography

Heller, Charles and Pezzani, Lorenzo. 2018. Forensic Oceanography. In: "Counter Investigations", ICA, London, United Kingdom, 7 March – 13 May 2018. [Show/Exhibition]

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Creators: Heller, Charles and Pezzani, Lorenzo
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Counter Investigations is a survey of the work of Forensic Architecture, their first major UK solo exhibition.

‘Forensic architecture’ is not only the name of the agency but of an investigative practice that traverses architectural, journalistic, legal and political fields, and moves from theoretical examination to practical application.

Counter Investigations presents a selection investigations, addressing topics from a racist murder in Germany, to the 2014 bombardment of Rafah, Gaza, to instances of deferred responsibility by state agencies that have contributed to the deaths of migrants at sea in the Mediterranean.

As historically contextualised interrogations of contemporary social and political processes, these investigations put forward a form of ‘counter forensics’. They serve as sites for the pursuit of public accountability through scientific and aesthetic means, in opposition to the monopolisation of narratives around events by state agencies.

The individual investigations presented function as anchors for public events, workshops and discussions, with the exhibition as the physical infrastructure for the curriculum of a short course in forensic architecture.

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Forensic Architecture exhibition team: Eyal Weizman (Director), Christina Varvia (Researcher in Charge), Ariel Caine, Franc Camps Ferber, Stefan Laxness, Stefanos Levidis, Nicholas Masterton, Samaneh Moafi, Sarah Nankivell, Elena Paca, Robert Preuss, Grace Quah, Theo Resnikoff, Simone Rowat, Nathan Su, Bob Trafford, William Winfield, Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani (Forensic Oceanography)
Graphics: Wayne Daly & Claire Lyon, Matthew Chrislip
Short Course in Forensic Architecture is organized in partnership with MA in Forensic Architecture, Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London led by Susan Schuppli and Lorenzo Pezzani
Exhibition Supporters: The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and The Forensic Architecture Exhibition Supporters Circle: Shane Akeroyd, Charles Asprey, Sir Richard Rogers
Forensic Architecture Supporters: European Research Council (ERC); Sigrid Rausing Trust; Potter Foundation; OAK foundation; Goldsmiths, University of London

Departments, Centres and Research Units: Visual Cultures > Centre for Research Architecture
Date range: 7 March – 13 May 2018
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Event Location: ICA, London, United Kingdom
Item ID: 31122
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2022 11:38
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2022 11:38


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