Part of Images of War, War of Images

White Balance (to think is to forget differences)

François Bucher

United States 2002, 32 minutes

White Balance (to think is to forget differences) is an effort to uncover the geographies of power, the frontiers of privilege that are connected to racial stereotypes and the hidden notion of whiteness. It revisits these problems from different angles, creating short circuits of meaning which are evoked by improbable audiovisual matches. Media and internet footage is intermixed with images shot in downtown Manhattan before and after the 9/11 attacks. Opting for a poetic language, François Bucher’s video essay seeks to arouse thought by concentrating on the openings of the audiovisual experience, in the short-lived moment of the in-between.


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