A program of experimental short films, will explore the fragility of witnessing. Presented by Minou Norouzi. In conjunction with the exhibition Death of a Camera Man organized by Martin Waldmeier.
Evidentiary Dilemmas is a series of films that document conversations, collect facts, and catalogue statements. While some of the films are personal, domestic, or familial, others are judicial, dealing with historical moments and hearsay. Altogether these works are an assemblage of documentation and (para-)fiction. Initially, the uncanny assertion is made that the factual nature of what we see—or perhaps don’t see—will provide stability: the stability of knowing. But the greater the burden of the facts, the more unsettling the head-on confrontation gets with not knowing. Unable to bare the discomfort, one strategy may be to settle into disorientation as an honest state that comes with its own rewards.