Neil Sanzgiri is an artist and writer working to understand how systems of oppression are informed and reinforced by collective memory, spectacle, and trauma. Sanzgiri’s work examines philosophical and poetic interpretations of historical events and their residual effect on current, complex networks of interaction, such as globalization and mass media, taking the form of installations, videos and sculptural works. Questions of authority and memory in relationship to historicity, authorship and cultural identity are central to Sanzgiri’s work, often times combining personal narratives fixated within questions of the extremities of late capitalism.

Sanzgiri’s previous installation The Production of Belief focused on the events of the 1991 Persian Gulf War crisis, the rise of the 24-hour live news broadcast, and the effects of instantaneous communication in structuring society’s dominant drive to collapse space and time.