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The Mad Man’s Laughter

Alaa Mansour

The Mad Man’s Laughter is a video-based work that engages with the simulacrum of the so-called global war on terror, and the worlds of ubiquitous surveillance and simulations it has since spawned. By exploring the fictitious entities that are at play in the military-entertainment complex, the video embarks on a journey across artefacts and precepts shaped by modalities of power and control. Through the use of archival material and computer generated imagery, sounds, and texts, artist Alaa Mansour navigates both latent and visible spaces of violence carved by colonial-militaristic image production and the data used to generate algorithmic biases
Time: 42'
Year: 2021