Triple Chaser
by Forensic Architecture, Praxis Films, United Kingdom 2019, 10'
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Robert Trafford   RESEARCH: Shourideh C. Molavi, Rob KrawczykRonni Winkler, Will Scarfone, Nicholas Zembashi
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT: Lachlan Kermode   LANGUAGE: VO: English; Sub: Italian

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
  Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2019

The London-based research group Forensic Architecture, a candidate for the 2018 Turner
Prize, presents the Triple Chaser project, which takes its name from a tear gas grenade. In November 2018, US agents launched gas against civilians at the Mexican border. Images showed that many of the grenades were Triple Chasers, manufactured by Safariland Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of so-called “non-lethal ammunition”. Safariland is owned by Warren B. Kanders, vice president of the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York. This video, narrated by former Talking Heads singer David Byrne, is part of the Triple Chaser research project. Since the sale and export of tear gas isn’t publicly recorded, the only way to trace the grenades’ sale and use is to monitor images on the internet. The project’s aim is to identify the grenades and study their use against the population through the examination of millions of images shared on the web via digital technology. In July 2019, after their discovery of Kanders’ involvement in the arms market, Forensic Architecture withdrew from the Whitney Biennial.
Forensic Architecture 
Forensic Architecture is a research agency based at Goldsmiths University in London. The group investigates state violence, human rights violations and environmental destruction around the world. Its work often involves the construction of physical and digital models, 3D animation, virtual reality and cartographic platforms.

Selected Filmography
2015 The Killing of Tahir Elci 2013 The Murder of Pavlos Fyssas 2012 The Ali Enterprises Factory Fire 2010 Destruction and Return in Al-Araqib

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