Format International Photography Festival 2015
Exhibit A - Reproduced slide behind frosted glass
Dimensions: 80 x 80 cm


 

AN IMAGE YOU WERE NEVER MEANT TO SEE - 2015

The evidence on display was never meant to be seen by the public due to its classified nature. However, according to an unnamed source the photographic police slide was discarded in a rubbish bin in South-East London.

To contemplate the fragility of sensitive data the slide was purchased by the artist, reproduced and framed behind an obscure surface. The censored image creates a void that forces the viewer to reimagine the details within the frame whilst protecting the victims' identity.

The work was first exhibited at Format International Photography Festival (2015) and originally consisted of 3 police slides. The work was later reduced to one reproduction in 2016 for data protection reasons.