Homo Sacer

2014

Homo Sacer is an installation commissioned by FACT in Liverpool, UK, for the exhibition Science Fiction: New Death. It has since been exhibited internationally.

The installation consists of a projected "hologram" in the entranceway to the gallery, of the kind increasingly found in airports, railway stations and government buildings. The hologram speaks lines from UK, EU and UN legislation, as well as quotations from government ministers, regarding the nature of citizenship in the 21st century, and how it can be revoked, with potentially fatal consequences.

-> Read an essay about the work at Booktwo.org

-> Video of the installation

Homo Sacer