Liquid Traces

Tuesday September 23 @ 7:30pm

CineCycle - 129 Spadina Ave enter in the alley next to 129 Spadina Ave.

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Lorenzo Pezzani of Forensic Architecture in person

Co-presented with the Dept. of Geography at the University of Toronto.

Liquid Traces offers a synthetic reconstruction of the events concerning what is known as the "left-to-die boat" case. In 2011, 72 passengers left the Libyan coast heading in the direction of the island of Lampedusa on board a small rubber boat. After sending several distress signals, they were left to drift with no assistance for 14 days in NATO's maritime surveillance area, despite repeated interactions with other vessels including at least one military helicopter visit and an encounter with a military ship. As a result, only 9 people survived.

In producing this reconstruction, research has used against the grain of the "sensorium of the sea" - the multiple remote sensing devices used to record and read the sea's depth and surface. It turned data generated through surveillance into evidence of responsibility for the crime of non-assistance.

Directed by Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani, it is part of the research project Forensic Architecture, funded by the European Research Council and hosted by the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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