Critical Writing Index

Shadow Play

by Rafay Agha

The Medium, Jan. 21, 2008, p. 6

Rafay Agha outlines University of Toronto's provocative double-venue exhibition Signals in the Dark, which criticizes the media manipulative role in cultivating fear of terrorism. Utilizing the very media that conveys the agenda of terror, the heavily new media based exhibition was accompanied by a public symposium on the topics of war and geopolitical critique. The contemporary artwork produced by 17 international artists encompass subversive readings of mainstream war representations by underlining dualities between Eastern and Western thought, and challenge the public's passive viewership of current events.

ITEM 2008.059 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

In the Valley of ElahPaul Harris

UntitledAbdel-Karim Khalil

Sean Snyder

Stars and StripesDominique Blain

Drawing of a History of the First World War (Disc 1-3)Kristan Horton

Tin Drum TrilogyPaul Chan