Critical Writing Index

Experimental Geopolitics: Wafaa Bilal's "Domestic Tension"

by Alan Ingram

The Geographical Journal, June 2012, v. 178, no. 2, pp. 123-133

In this article Alan Ingram argues that experimental tactics adopted by contemporary artists open up geopolitics for reflexive interrogation and creative refashioning in ways that are suggestive for alternative geopolitical projects. Particularly suggestive in this regard is Wafaa Bilal's 2007 work "Domestic Tension", in which the artist lived more or less continuously for a month in front of a webcam and paintball gun that could be controlled remotely via the internet.

ITEM 2012.060 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Domestic TensionWafaa Bilal