After you’ve been burned by hot soup you blow in your yogurt

Still from A video for Isatullah

an installation by Margot Herster

from the project After you’ve been burned by hot soup you blow in your yogurt

MP4, inkjet transparencies, networked LCD, plywood, lightbox, wall text

2008

After you’ve been burned by hot soup you blow in your yogurt invites viewers into a visual archive portraying the lives of individuals held in detention at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The project, created by Margot Herster, is comprised of hundreds of documents she gathered from attorneys who provide pro bono representation to detainees. As visitors experience the image-, text- and audio-based installation of snippets of private lives interrupted by captivity, an underlying narrative unfolds of how, in extreme circumstances of isolation and anxiety, digital photography facilitated trust between American attorneys and detained terrorism suspects.

For Future Places, Herster presents a single installation from the project titled A video for Isatullah, which portrays the experience of an internee from Afghanistan. An artist book of the entire project will also be on view.

 
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