Framing Death – Crime is Everywhere

Sylvère Lotringer

Fri, Jun 1, 2012
8.30 pm
Admission: 6 €/4 € | Day tickets: 15 €/12 €
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Chris Kraus and Sylvère Lotringer, How to Shoot a Crime, 1987, Videostill, Courtesy: Sylvère Lotringer Archive

Sylvère Lotringer looks at the impact of video-surveillance cameras on crime: its identification, definition, legal re-assembly and investigation.

Police videographer Johnny Esposito, described by Lotringer as a pioneering “semiotician of crime”, met up again with the theorist twenty-five years later, an encounter recorded in a taped interview made especially for this event. In the conversation the two revisit old themes (the use of video as a source for court-ready “neutral evidence”, the construction of narrative) in the light of the new technological developments employed by today’s control societies.