Óscar Pérez (1981-2018): chronicle of a death foretold

Allan Deneuville
2020 Contratexto  
In this article, we propose the comparative study of two works that use videos of Venezuelan political opponent Óscar Pérez who was killed during a military raid. Romain Champalaune's film (The Life and Death of Óscar Pérez) and the website of the British collective Forensic Architecture question us about the future of user-generated content and the place of the artist and the researcher in the society of hyper-production of texts and documents. After introducing the Perez case and presenting
more » ... e works, we analyze the regime of proof and the idea of truth and the archive in the era of algorithmic governmentalities. Finally, we study how investigation and the collection of user-generated content allow for a shift in our power regimes through the implementation of counter-narration to that of the powers that be.
doi:10.26439/contratexto2020.n034.4866 fatcat:6wdclvs6sbhptoahd3b5hjajsa