Son[i]a #331 Eyal Weizman
- 00:01 Split-second defense
- 03:52 Split-second defense cases: Rodney King trial
- 04:57 The West Bank case
- 11:19 Forums for Slow Violence
- 13:56 Physical clocks: shadows
- 19:17 Before and after images
- 24:33 Predictive forensics
- 25:33 (Pattern analysis)
- 30:09 "Pattern": FA software
- 31:44 24 hours in the 2014 Israeli attack on Gaza: The Hanibal directive
- 39:26 The Aestethics of FA
- 43:01 The production of cases is a social act, the museum is a machine of thinking
Forensic Architecture is an emergent field of work and agency focusing on research into human rights abuse and environmental justice. Based at Goldsmiths, University of London, its interdisciplinary team produces reports for NGOs, human rights lawyers and activist organizations and presents cases in a variety of forums, calling into question official narratives of aggression and conflict.
In our second conversation with founding director of Forensic Architecture Eyal Weizman, we explore further the nuances of their sophisticated research practice, this time focusing on the notions of time and duration from a forensic perspective in order to unfold multiple temporalities from an instant. In doing so, Weizman explains how to build a case for public truth using clouds, architecture, metadata, shadows, testimonies, and surveillance and satellite imagery.
By way of Forensic Architecture’s firm belief that “context exists in the fraction of a second”, we delve into cases like the Rodney King trial or the 2014 Israeli attack on Gaza to look at the terminology included in the agency’s lexicon and analyze its techniques, use of media, and energetic aesthetic approach.
This conversation was recorded in 2018. You can find further info about Eyal Weizman and Forensic Architecture's investigations here.