Limited Hangout

One person exhibition at Demon's Mouth, Oslo (now Lisbon).
December 2013.

This exhibition brought together a number of the works that were produced between 2008-2013. The title of the exhibition, Limited Hangout, is a term which usually describes a corporate or governmental “public relations or propaganda technique that involves the release of previously hidden information in order to prevent a greater exposure of more important details.”1 While not ubiquitous, the term ‘limited hangout’ often arises on websites that are frequented by conspiracy theorists.

The dominant work in this show is an installation work on the walls of the gallery. P.R.-ism (2013) is an adhesive vinyl installation designed specially for the Demon’s Mouth gallery space, which consists of a repetitive pattern that is based on the USA’s National Security Agency (NSA) logo for the ‘Prism’ internet monitoring software. The NSA used an image by Adam Hart-Davis without accreditation for the branding of the software, which arguably is in violation of USA copyright law.2 Appropriating the part of the logo which was not created by Hart-Davis, I used the design as a device to create an immersive environment that visually transforms the space and provides a ‘limited’ framework for the three artworks.

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_hangout
2. http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130612/13042623426/nsa-infringed-adam-hart-davis-photograph-its- prism-logo.shtml