With SAMIZDATA: Evidence of Conspiracy, NOME presents Jacob Appelbaum’s first solo show in Germany, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli.
Having previously collaborated in art projects with Ai Weiwei, Trevor Paglen, Laura Poitras, and others, independent journalist Jacob Appelbaum now presents his own works as an artist. As part of a process of investigative journalism and document-leaking aimed at the higher goal of transparency, the exhibition is above all a critique of the progressive loss of liberty, using analogue surveillance film to portrait people who are uncovering surveillance itself. The artist will present a series of six colored infrared photos shown as cibachrome prints for the first time. Initially they were created as a sign of admiration and respect for the portrayed people and for their work that led to the “Snowden Affair” and beyond. The work honors the close network of these political dissidents who themselves are targets of oppressive governments.