Theatre of the New World

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World Rehearsal Court

World Rehearsal Court is a large-scale installation drawing on the research of Judy Radul into the role of theatricality and new technologies in the court of law. Based on trial transcripts from International Criminal Tribunals, the exhibition presents a series of pre-recorded courtroom scenes, an evidence room, objects, and a series of computer-controlled live cameras that feed to an array of monitors that turns the gallery into a theatrical and cinematic space.

“World Rehearsal Court repeats and mimics the way visual technologies are gradually colonizing the courtroom, mirroring the mirrors and screens of the court,” writes Costas Douzinas, Professor of Law and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London in his catalogue essay. “Scholarly discussion of the judicial visual,” he continues, “has mainly addressed the veracity and trustworthiness of images as evidence. But the pluri-visual staging of World Rehearsal Court is much more important. It goes to the heart of law’s iconoclasm, its enduring suspicion of images.”

from World Rehearsal Court: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Online

Theatre of the Trial
World Rehearsal Court Walk Through
Judy Radul, Belkin Gallery, Vancouver, 2009

from the Catalogue of an exhibition at the
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia,
October 9 to December 6, 2009

World Rehearsal

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Creating Our Legal Systems
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Vancouver Art in the Sixties

From Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties, an online research project created by The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at The University of British Columbia and the grunt gallery, Vancouver.
Vancouver Art in the Sixties
Since its launch in June 2009, this resource and digital archive incorporates hundreds of photographs, press clippings, audio recordings and film clips. The project has been enthusiastically embraced by libraries, directories, blogs and listings worldwide.

Drawn from private collections and archives as well as public sources, Ruins in Process brings together the research of many artists, curators and writers in an exploration of the diverse artistic practices of Vancouver art in the 1960s and early 1970s. Collaborative methods, interdisciplinary activity and an interest in emerging technologies are revealed in the selections of the contributors to this educational resource.
Source: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Online

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Vancouver Heritage Centre
Creating Connections with Art
Creative Vancouver
The Artists Voice
Our Creative Games

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