ALLEN KILLIAN-MOORE
Permanent State of Exception
2017
16 min. - Super 8mm Film-To-Video

Permanent State of Exception is looped installation offering cinematic meditation on tomorrow, and on the negative impacts of an unhindered market as they play out across our collective environmental or social landscape. It was shot on black and white super 8mm filmstock, capturing images of the present on a medium from the past, in order to evoke a possible future.

The title comes from philosopher Giorgio Agamben, who has noted that in times of strife, the powers-that-be may make an exception to commonly agreed upon ethics. As in the case of martial law, those in power may take away basic human rights.

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