Bogoro, inquiry-artwork by Franck Leibovici and Julien Seroussi #4 Images in the trial

Investigation by Virginie Bobin
Summary

At the crossroads between art, poetry and international justice, Switch (on Paper) is publishing a text that takes the form of an investigation, in several instalments, of a project conducted since 2014 by Franck Leibovici and Julien Seroussi at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The project centred on the Katanga/Ngudjolo trial, named after the two militiamen accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity, allegedly committed in 2003 in the village of Bogoro, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This fourth text clarifies the role of images and the gaze in the trial, through the study of two installations: muzungu (2016 – in progress) and vitraux et tampons — l’histoire du pixel (2018).