CHLOÉ GALIBERT-LAÎNÉ AND KEVIN B. LEE | BOTTLED SONGS 1 AND 2
From November 23, 2023 to February 3, 2024.
"Bottle Songs" is an ongoing media project depicting strategies for making sense of online terrorist propaganda. Filmmakers and media researchers Chloé Galibert-Laîné and Kevin B. Lee compose letters addressed to each other, narrating their encounters with videos originating from the terrorist group the Islamic State (ISIS). They use a desktop documentary approach to trace and record their investigations playing directly upon their computer screens. The writing of the letters is visualized on separate screens, to create a space of critical reflection in counterpoint to images of terror.
A critical account of the vulnerability of living in today’s online environment, the "Bottled Songs" project ultimately seeks to generate new ways to counter the terroristic qualities of online media. Central to this is engaging with diverse voices to make sense of the many dilemmas of engaging with the contemporary mediascape. Visitors are invited to the writing station inside the installation to compose letters to Chloé or Kevin, or to others brought to mind by BOTTLED SONGS, to process what they’ve seen and share their reflections.
- Opening reception on November 23, at 5 p.m.