Jurisdiction — A Hundred Years Before the Law
8 June - 9 July 2016
Robert Glas' (NL, 1986) practice is an ongoing investigation into the relation between the body and the state. The emphasis lies on the constructs States deploy to decide over the status of a body (refugee, citizen, tourist, stateless) and how they link this status to the physical body to control its movement over the territory.
Using a variety of media Glas deals with constructs such as asylum legislation, passports, detention centers, naturalization ceremonies and deportation facilities, not only to reflect on the matter, but moreover to intervene and enforce change.