A selection of projects authored with Scalar.
We Are All Children of Algeria: Visuality and Countervisuality 1954-2011 Nicholas Mirzoeff
Noted visual culture theorist Nicholas Mirzoeff takes Scalar in an experimental direction by embedding the metaphor of the march into the structure of his essay “‘We Are All Children of Algeria’: Visuality and Countervisuality 1954-2011.” Mirzoeff’s text, richly interspersed with archival footage, film clips, and to-camera videos, explores the history and continuing significance of revolution and decolonization in contemporary Algeria. Scalar’s support for multiple intersecting paths is invoked as Mirzoeff begins his text with a figurative “mic check”—a page which introduces the project’s multiple paths, which wind their way through various permutations of the subject at hand before converging at a final page entitled “Platform.” Here, the reader is advised that they have reached “the destination but not the terminus” and is then asked, “Where is the Algeria in the work that you do?”
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