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Edmund Clark : Unseen Conflicts – War on Terror


The award-winning work of British artist Edmund Clark intensely reflects on historical and political events, as well as their means of representation through a multilayered combination of different media including photography, film, text document and installation. On the grounds of a photographic, documentary approach, the works of Edmund Clark focus thematically on systems of power and mechanisms of state control. In particular, Clark, who counts among the first to be granted access to the prison camp of Guantánamo as a member of the British press, concentrates on the profound changes that Western societies have undergone since the terror attacks of 9/11. Photo series such as “Negative Publicity. Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition” demonstrate the far-reaching consequences of the War on Terror, which have infiltrated the normality of every day life. The series is the result of a cooperation between Edmund Clark and counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black, who as a main witness provided key evidence and helped uncover the CIA rendition programme before the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice, resulting in the sentencing of Lithuania and Poland for helping...

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