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Post-Truth

Dorian Sari

DORIAN SARI, Ayayayay, 2021, still from digital video: 3 min 21 sec. Copyright the artist. Courtesy Kunstmuseum Basel.

The image came to Dorian Sari in a dream: a gun pointed at the artist’s back, prodding into their jacket. With no shooter present, the gun incarnates an abstract threat that follows Sari’s movements, taunting them from behind. The artist has recreated their dream-image in the video Ayayayay (2021)—the first work the viewer encountered in “Post-Truth,” Sari’s solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel. In its glitched sequences, Sari appears panic-stricken, running from the gun’s potential of violence…

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