The vertical and horizontal dimensions of the terrain we walk through target us. Here, new symbolic architecture of Justice performs as a missile: both architecture and arms reduce a walking subject into a point on a visual plane; both come from a Cartesian understanding of space. Finally, both rely on a targeting geography, each person considered a potential threat. Is the landscape able to target, surveil, and shoot us at any moment without notice?
1. International Criminal Court by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, completed in 2016. Location: Oude Waaldorperweg 10
2. Aculeus LG, sub- metric induction laser guided rocket