Discarded 35mm positive slide behind obscure glass 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. Yet despite this, according to an unammed source the photographic slide was discarded in a rubbish bin in South-East London.
To contemplate the fragileness of sensitive data the orginal slide was purchased, reproduced and framed behind an obscure surface. By placing the image within an art context a visual encounter is created that explores ideas around truth, ethics, censorship and boundaries.
The work was first shown at Format International Photography Festival in 2015 as a response to the festival theme of Evidence.