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Yazan Khalili

Press release

Yazan Khalili – Medusa

Yazan Khalili presents Medusa (2020) – a video installation based on the artist’s long-standing engagement with digital archiving in times of political unrest. Khalili addresses the rise of facial recognition technologies. The human face as basic mode of identification triggers well-known dystopic tropes and scenarios. However, technology is created by humans and their respective weaknesses; and thinking technology needs to be informed by human imagination in its overtly emancipatory capacity.
The exhibition by Yazan Khalili is part of The Consortium Commissions—a project initiated by Mophradat. It is presented in association with Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto (CA).