An exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in London explores how the digital age has influenced artists.
LONDON — Smiling energetically, a video projection of a woman appears to be welcoming visitors to the Whitechapel Gallery here. But on approaching the work, “Homo Sacer,” by the British artist and writer James Bridle, she instead issues bureaucratic sound bites. They include text from the letter that stripped the terror suspect Mohamed Sakr of his British citizenship, two years before he was killed by a United States drone strike in Somalia in 2012.
“I was fascinated that someone born in the United Kingdom could have their citizenship removed,” Mr. Bridle said. “This work is essentially a step-by-step guide on how you can go from being a British subject to being placed in the legal position of being able to be killed.”