Juan Arturo García, Non-Linear Trajectories

In his three-channel video installation Non-Linear Trajectories, Juan Arturo García examines the architectural, technological, and linguistic regimes that shape immigration and integration policies. The videos are made up of 3D scans created with photos the artist took in the Amsterdam office of the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Services (IND), and they offer a glitchy, uncanny representation of the office’s bright green waiting room. By taking 3D imaging tools and techniques—which are often used by states for surveillance purposes—and directing them back towards the authorities, García shifts the object of scrutiny away from the figure of the immigrant. At the same time, he calls attention to what is lost when spaces and individuals are translated into pure visual information.


Kylièn Bergh