Index of the Disappeared: Watch this Space
A series of 12 posters and installations created specifically for New York University’s Kimmel Windows Galleries, on view to the public 24 hours a day. The works on view reference techniques for both conducting and evading surveillance, and reflect the chilling effects of pervasive surveillance targeting ordinary communication systems and political speech.
The title alludes to a strategy used by some librarians to circumvent gag orders imposed by National Security letters, putting up a sign that warn: “We have never been served an NSL letter – watch this space for the removal of this sign.”
Watch this Space was one of three exhibitions presented as part of Index of the Disappeared’s year-long fellowship residency at NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute.