Invention Reveals Truth
The catalyst that sparked the protests in the summer of 2020 was a phone recording which documented the evident brutality against humanity and blatant disregard for the back body.
“The revolution will not be televised.”Gil Scott-Heron
In a multi-dimensional image, a hand holds a phone, which frames a dynamic scene on its the screen. Although the backdrop only reveals what seems to be a tranquil scene, the device acts as a portal into dynamic moments otherwise unseen. Here, it records an experience of solidarity: a man addresses a crowd of activists. And yet, it is an invention that has also captured moments of immense suffering in isolation. The use of technology and social media has brought light to many otherwise obscured tragedies, serving to overexpose the undeniable violence and injustices agaist people of color. By capturing and live-streaming these events, viewers globally are invited to bear witness and step forward for their fellow humans, in the spirit of Ubuntu. These inventions make the world a global village, where all injustices become community wounds.
Amir Leung-Tat, Invention Reveals Truth, 2020. Digital Photograph. ©Amir Leung-Tat. All rights reserved.