World Rehearsal Court
Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive
After studying the legal processes of the International Criminal Court for two years, Judy Radul has created the work World Rehearsal Court.
In this artwork, she examines the relationship between experience and testimony as well as truth and fiction in the judicial process. Radul draws attention to the way they are interwoven on many levels. In her work, she shows, for example, how events in the courtroom are dramatised by means of video, television monitors, cameras and surveillance equipment.
The work on show at Henie Onstad Art Centre is both an ongoing experiment and a laboratory that examines how courtroom principles work in practice. World Rehearsal Court consists of filmed material from a fictional, enacted trial, and video material that will be shot live inside the exhibition space. Visitors are invited to see and experience for themselves how these various elements are put together. At the same time, they become part of the work, as they are filmed and projected onto screens around in the exhibition.