Capture Practice

Based on the same materials as Archive, the video installation Capture Practice comprises two synchronized video channels broadcasting simultaneously in a loop on two walls that are of human height, thus creating an intimate architectural space. On the right wall, Arkadi Zaides is filmed within a closed and windowless studio, and on the left, there is a series of clips from the archives. With his gaze continuously facing the left screen, Zaides extracts the movements of the documented subjects, and through the medium of his body ties together the occurrences on both screens. Using a never-ending kinetic practice, Zaides wishes to examine the somatic influence of the occupation on the bodies of those administering it, while raising questions about his own involvement in the act.