Inside Obama's Compound

Shortly after the killing of the world's most sought-after terrorist Osama bin Laden in May 2011, around the globe different television channels reported not about the death of Osama in their news broadcasts, but about the death of Obama. One transposed word and the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and US president is declared dead. A single letter is enough to simply turn the identities around - in the very medium that many people still consider to be the most authentic and true.

This work concentrates in these spoken mistakes on television channels, collected over the years with a concentration on the death of Osama bin Laden in May 2011, and emphasizes the iconic and symbolic faces and names of 'good' and 'bad' of western society.

HD movie with sound, presented on a horizontally installed tv-screen, 8:17 min, 2012
Essay by Katja Müller-Helle
Interview by Katja Müller-Helle

Exhibition view at C/O Berlin, 2012

Exhibition overview at C/O Berlin, 2012

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