Space and Landscape in Hearts and Minds: The Interrogation Project – Uncomfortable Proximities

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This article focuses on the panoramic digital work Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project, and examines how it uses immersive audiovisual experience to examine the relationship between narrative memory, space and landscape. It argues that the spatial aesthetic of the work forces the audience members, the artists, and the narrators to interrogate their own conflicted positions in relation to the narratives of military power and torture. Hearts and Minds engages with visual perspective and space, and focalization through individual human voices, to consider agency, victimhood, witnessing and trauma, and does this in a manner that denies its audience a detached position from which to observe the events set in its digitally created environment.

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Anna Nacher