London-based photographer Edmund Clark exposes the invisible power systems we live within and under in a new exhibition at Zephyr Mannheim.
The exhibition will feature several of the artist's projects, including Control Order House, the result of exclusive access to work and stay in a house in which a man suspected of involvement with terrorist-related activity had been placed under a Control Order, Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out, which explores the consequences of control and incarceration, and his recent project Mountains of Majeed which dove into the world of military camps in Afghanistan.
Edmund Clark's latest project Negative Publicity, Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition explores the system of illegal abduction of individuals by the US secret service and their transportation to so-called black sites. These secret and illegal torture camps were operated until the mid 2000s in countries such as Romania and Lithuania, but also in Syria, Libya and Guantanamo. Germany's Frankfurt (Main) Airport was the central distribution station. With documents, juridical protocols and photographs, Clark weaves a complex net of information, revealing the overwhelming scale of this system and the consequences the world is and will continue to experience.
Please click here to watch a video interview with Edmund Clark on the exhibition.