Warm Data: US Military Detention and the Evidence of Things Not Seen
Ronak K. Kapadia is an interdisciplinary cultural theorist of race, sex, and empire in the 20th- and early-21st-century United States. He is assistant professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and affiliated faculty in Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His forthcoming book, Shadow Atlas: US Global Counterinsurgencies and the Sensorial Life of Empire, examines contemporary South Asian, Muslim, and Arab American art practices and their critical intersections with the logics and tactics of US counterinsurgency warfare.
Mariam Ghani, The Trespassers, 2010–2011, Video still, installation with HD projections, 4-channel sound, Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, Courtesy of the artist