Stan Douglas, Vancouver's towering intellect of photography and video art... delves into the intersecting uprisings of 2011 (the Arab Spring, the London riots, Occupy Wall Street) in a contribution split between the Canadian pavilion and an old salt storage depot. Painstakingly staged photographic reconstructions of these 2011 rebellions turn Occupy and the Arab Spring into history, but it's a two-screen video, titled "ISDN," that reveals Douglas's keen ability to reconstitute the present via fictional interventions into the past.
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Stan Douglas, ISDN, 2022, still from two-channel video installation. Cairo: Raptor © Stan Douglas. Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner