Hito Steyerl is a writer and filmmaker who employs documentary strategies of film and photography as part of her research process. Steyerl’s work includes seminars, speeches, videos, and publications through which she addresses the intersections of media technology and political violence. For the 13th Istanbul Biennial, Steyerl enacted a lecture-performance, taking her March 2013 talk “I Dreamed a Dream: Politics in the Age of Mass Art Production” as the point of departure. Focusing on the arms industry, Steyerl asked how a museum and a battlefield could be related. Steyerl began her Biennial project by tracing the history of an empty bullet casing that she found in Van, Turkey where her activist friend Andrea Wolf, a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, was executed.