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Opening thursday the 17th of Marts from 7-11pm in Koh-i-noor, Dybbølsgade 60, Copenhagen

By Model Court - Sidsel Meineche Hansen (DK), Oliver Rees (UK), Lorenzo Pezzani (IT) and Lawrence Abu Hamdan (UK) 


"And we don't even know if our system looks like our system anymore" is an exhibition by the Model Court group that continues its investigation of the trial of Francois Bazaramba, a Rwandese national living in Finland since 2003 and convicted by the Finnish state in 2010 for his role in Rwanda's genocide in 1994.  


Model Court is as an ongoing body of work designed and produced by Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Oliver Rees, Lorenzo Pezzani and Lawrence Abu Hamdan. The project builds upon regular meetings with an international network of people inhabiting the space of the courtroom (lawyers, judges, typists, courtroom artists) and various film-makers, architects and theorists whose work deals with the spatial, aesthetic and geopolitical aspects of legal procedures.  

In the exhibition at Koh-I-noor, Model Court explore the complex audiovisual configurations of the trial as a means to understand the ways in which a juridical space can be constituted. The unique AV set-up connecting the court in Rwanda and the prison in Finland has been replicated in the gallery space and is used as an filmmaking device. Interviews and other material gathered by the group are displayed to convey the story of a trial that is unprecedented in its technological and legal transgression as well as its total failure to bridge the cultural divide.     



Exhibition open: 17-31 March, 2011. Koh-i-noor, Dybbølsgade 60, Copenhagen V.
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 13 – 16 hrs. And by appointment on: +45 22504883 

Saturday the 19th of March from 11.00 – 13.00  Model Court prensentation in Rio Bravo, Vester Voldgade 7, Copenhagen.   

The presentation is part of the seminar Contested Spaces. A Joint PhD Seminar 
PhD Programme in Culturalstudies, Literature and the Arts; CréArt Doctoral Program, Université de Paris X; Research Architectures, Goldsmiths College