Aesthetic of the Secret (panel): Secrecy and Art in Practice

Authors: White, N.

Start date: 15 May 2015

The positioning paper draws on the work of a number of artists work developed in relationship to secrecy, from my own work with Office of Experiments to the work of artist such as Trevor Paglen (US), Charles Stankievitch (Canada) and Jill Magid (US) including projects and exhibitions such as 'Counter intelligence’ ‘The Redactor’ and 'Dark Places'. Recognising the limits of this work in relation to threats to life and even ideology, the paper explores how cultural forms propose to play a perilous game, but critically, support and expand ideas of open democracy and transparency.

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