James Bridle's disturbing codes unveiled in Berlin

Coloured and interrupted codes appear in James Bridle's video installation Fraunhofer Lines.

The Glomar Response by James Bridle fits NOME gallery's aim to visualize interactions between modern technology and politics.

The London-based artist was asked to translate his research in science, art and technology through diverse media for a solo exhibition at NOME Gallery in Berlin. The exhibition is named after the American law term ‘Glomar response’, which refers to a ‘neither confirm nor deny' response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Bridle investigated the vehemence of modern technology pervading our lives, referring to the way individuals can access information in a way that wasn’t possible until now.

With various media – spatial installation, video footage and archival displays – Bridle intensely visualizes the clashing boundaries between classified and public to disturb visitors and command their attention.

Through the inaccessible sites of Seamless Transitions, the vividly coloured and interrupted codes of Fraunhofer Lines and the tactility of Waterboarded Documents, Bridle installs in visitors’ minds the awareness of how art has the power to depict contemporary issues.

James Bridle’s The Glomar Response will run until 5th September 2015.

Photos courtesy of NOME Gallery


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