Representing Extraterritorial Images

Ruti Sela, Maayan Amir

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In art works and research produced as part of the long tem art project Exterritory, we present cases in which images of vital evidentiary value were created only to go missing; images produced in the knowledge that they will be expropriated and removed from view. Our work sometimes seeks to experiment with, and sometimes to invent, situations and representations that evoke the absence of the images and the gaps inour visual knowledge.

To put it more broadly, our work attempts not only to articulate the ways in which violence used in the name of law are maintained through a regime of images or a set of restrictions imposed on the representation of such images, but also to confront the political, conceptual and representational limits that sustain this regime and protect it legally. Often these limits are preserved through certain relationships between law, representation and space which the phenomenon of extraterritoriality both produces and represents. Investigating the notion of extraterritoriality may therefore help to better comprehend these relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalUtrecht Law Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • territoriality
  • extraterritoriality
  • Exterritory art project
  • Gaza flotilla
  • Mavi Marmara

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law


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