Screening: Field Visits for Chelsea Manning (2014), Lance Wakeling

Friday, 27 November, 2015 - 20:30

Field Visits for Chelsea Manning is a first-person travelogue based on the places where Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst, was detained. The one-hour video takes place in Kuwait, Virginia, Kansas, and Maryland. Using the concept of mosaic theory — an American intelligence-gathering technique, which employs the collection of disparate pieces of information in order to craft a larger picture or narrative — the video compiles a personal and imagined geography of the areas surrounding Manning's geo-detention sites.

Lance Wakeling is an artist working in Brooklyn, NY. His recent videos include "Field Visits for Chelsea Manning," "Views of a Former Verizon Building" and "A Tour of the AC-1 Transatlantic Submarine Cable." Using the genre of the first-person travelogue, Wakeling's videos measure the movement of his body against the speed of information. His artworks have been exhibited at Serpentine, London; BAM, Brooklyn; Union Docs, Brooklyn, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York; Supplement Gallery, London; NiMK, Amsterdam; LUX, London; and Future Gallery, Berlin. He is the recipient of a 2014 Rhizome Commission and a 2014 Media Arts Assistance Fund grant from Wave Farm.