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Untitled, 2015. An email from WikiLeak’s Global Intelligence files is printed on paper, 11.5″ × 8.5″. The GI Files reveal the inner workings of Stratfor: a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher but secretly provides confidential intelligence services to large American corporations. These leaked emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques, and psychological methods. Using the search term “sorry,” I found a personal exchange between a father and a daughter.
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Untitled, 2015. Police batons are carved into flutes. Between 14″ and 24″ long, they are tuned to C, B, and G, respectively.
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What of the lies we forgot we told but still believe to be true, 2015. Words are burned into newsprint with the use of a magnifying glass. 20″ × 14″.
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Untitled, 2015. Scorpion grass is grown and nourished, eventually to be replanted outside the windows of elected officials.
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Until there is nothing left, 2015. Graffiti from Eastern Kreuzberg is carefully replicated on the wall with gold leaf and size.
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Untitled, 2015. A right-wing newspaper is coated with invisible poison, hypothetically to be imbibed as an individual licks their finger to turn the pages.
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Workers of the world, 2015. Lucky cat figurines are painted black, referencing both the Western superstition and the anarchist syndicate.
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Our times of contentment, 2015. A screenshot is printed as an 11.5″ × 8.5″ cyanotype, revealing when and where people use Google to search for nothing.
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Untitled, 2015. A souvenir of the Berlin Wall is used to hold open a door.