(Born in 1975. France)
(Born in 1977. France)
muzungu (those who go round and round in circles), 2016
on displays, 2017–2020
9 pixelated witnesses, 2018
Seroussi is a former analyst at the International Criminal Court and worked on the Bogoro case. Leibovici is a poet and artist. Together, they applied new methods from art, poetry and social sciences to the fact-findings process in international justice. They focused on one of the first cases of the ICC, the attack on Bogoro, a small village in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo, by militia men.
Instead of starting from legal theories to be completed by evidence, as legal practitioners would do, they suggest beginning with the evidentiary material and looking at the images with various methodologies from art, design, poetry, or social sciences.
In the context of the biennial, visitors are invited to combine these evidentiary materials by using racks and magnets, tags and color codes, to make new narratives emerge from the images. In this process, they are acting as both international judges assessing evidence and art curators mounting an ephemeral exhibition.