Opening – 15th May in Wroclaw (Poland)
Ultraviolet Garden (2018)
On 12thJuly 2007, two Reuters journalists were killed because their telephoto lens were mistaken as RPG weapons during the New Baghdad air strike of the American army.
After three years, Reuters tried to get the video through the Freedom of Information Act without success. The video was only revealed on 5th April 2010 by Wikileaks under the name of “Collateral Murder”.
In “Ultraviolet Garden” objects are placed on the chess board as a type of a strategy game where lenses of video cameras and magnifying glasses are components to reflect murder images.
“On its 30th anniversary, Poland’s largest show of international contemporary art, which commenced as the International Sound Basis Visual Art Festival in 1989 and has explored the development of communication tools ever since, offers a critical scrutiny of processes unfolding in culture, communication, and society by examining the HUMAN ASPECT from a post-technological perspective.
From mid-May till the end of 2019, a series of WRO events will explore the complexity of the current relations between the human and the technological, with the human as an initiator, a recipient, and sometimes a victim of these mutating interplays.
Over 1,750 entries from all over the world have been submitted to the biggest festival of contemporary art in Poland. They have all been thoughtfully examined and discussed by the WRO Art Center panel in recent weeks, and seventy works have been selected for presentation during the Biennale events, which begin in Wrocław on 15th May.”