Judy Radul in Residence

Feb 4 — 29, 2008



While in residence at Western Front, Judy Radul developed the technical and production aspects for a new large-scale media installation, World Rehearsal Court (2009). The project continued ongoing research into the performative and theatrical aspects of contemporary law courts through a rigorous reenactment of a court trial that revealed a logic of spectacle steering the solemn proceedings. 

Radul’s time in residence allowed her to develop a program of repeatable movements for multiple servo-controlled video cameras that would be used to restage and demarcate the spatial dimensions of a court. Specific trajectories were designed for the cameras with the objective of providing viewers with an alternate perspective on the built environment in the gallery—this environment referring to the theatricality of the court, law, judgment, evidence, reiteration, and testimony. 

The completed work, World Rehearsal Court (2009), was shown at Radul’s solo exhibition at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery in the fall of 2009.

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