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By Allen Feldman

In this jarring examine modern war and political visuality, well known anthropologist of violence Allen Feldman provocatively argues that modern sovereign energy mobilizes uneven, clandestine, and finally endless battle as a will to fact. no matter if responding to the fable of guns of mass destruction or an existential danger to civilization, Western political sovereignty seeks to align justice, humanitarian correct, and democracy with technocratic violence and visible dominance. Connecting Guantánamo tribunals to the South African fact and Reconciliation fee, American counterfeit killings in Afghanistan to the Baader-Meinhof work of Gerhard Richter, and the video erasure of Rodney King to lynching images and political animality, between different scenes of terror, Feldman contests sovereignty’s claims to transcendental correct —whether humanitarian, neoliberal, or democratic—by displaying how dogmatic fact is crafted and terror indemnified through the prosecutorial media and materiality of war.


Excavating a scenography of trials—formal or covert, orchestrated or improvised, criminalizing or criminal—Feldman exhibits how the need to fact disappears into the very violence it interrogates. He maps the sensory inscriptions and erasures of battle, highlighting struggle as a media that severs factuality from reality to render violence simply. He proposes that battle promotes an anesthesiology that interdicts the witness of a sensory and affective commons that has the capability to talk fact to struggle. Feldman makes use of layered deconstructive description to slow down the ballistical pace of battle to salvage the embodied actualities and fabric histories that struggle reduces to the ashes of collateral harm, the automatism of drones, and the opacities of black websites. the result's a penetrating paintings that marries serious visible concept, political philosophy, anthropology, and media archeology right into a trenchant dissection of rising kinds of sovereignty and country strength that conflict now makes possible. 

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