Gal Amiram

Take A Spin

In Take A Spin, I used the New York Times’ 360 virtual reality video of the Calais migrant camp in France to subvert its Universalist gaze. I “toured” the video against its dictated narrative and space, to capture the edges of the virtual scenes – full of distortions, trash, and glitches. I used the images to produce three-dimensional objects to reconstruct the camp’s virtual environment. Unlike the VR experience, the installation is visually nonsensical, incredibly misshapen, full of visual errors, and lacks temporality or narrative, pointing to the technological inadequacies of representation.