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                                                                   Ninety-Nine Names of God

 

 

The Koran says that God has ninety-nine names, each being also a virtue. But in this technocratic age it is no longer God looking at us, but satellites that circle the Earth and computers that store the information. Each of the art works in this exhibition is named after a surveillance operation conducted by the five-eyes countries comprising of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. For example Optic Nerve was conducted by Britain's spy agency Government Communications Head Quarters (GCHQ) where they monitored Yahoo video chat calls and captured photographs

every 5 minutes. Tempora is another operation by the GCHQ which secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world's phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency (NSA).

 

 

*Ninety-Nine Names of God is an Islamic expression, not a name for a surveillance operation.

Antithesis of Chaos

collage and mixed media 80 x 80 cm

Messiah

collage 120 x 90 cm

(print only)

Silver Peak

mixed media 76 x 76 cm

(NZD 845)

Pinwhale 

mixed media 40 x 30 cm

(NZD 375)

Monkey Shoulder

collage and camera on mannequin 

height 650 cm 

(NZD 550)

Twisted Path

mixed media 101 x 76 cm

(NZD 1100)

Darkquest 

mixed media 76 x 76 cm

(NZD 845)

Optic Nerve

collage 120 x 90 cm

(NZD 1160)

Shadowcat

collage and camera on mannequin height 96 cm

(NZD 650)

Tracfin

collage 120 x 90 cm

(NZD 1100)

Prism

collage 76 x 101 cm

(NZD 1000)

Sunblock

mixed media 100 x 120 cm

(NZD 1160)

Transgression

collage 90 x 90 cm

(NZD 875)

Ninety-Nine Names of God

collage 120 x 120 cm

(print only)

Nevershakeababy

collage 120 x 60 cm

(NZD 1000)

Dishfire

collage 101 x 76 cm

(NZD 1000)

Nosey Smurf

collage 38 x 76 cm

(NZD 475)

Burlesque

collage 38 x 76 cm

(NZD 475)

Fallowhaunt

collage and camera on mannequin height 96 cm

(NZD 650)

Clean Sweep

watercolour 30 x 21 cm

(NZD 220)

Apparition

watercolour 30 x 21 cm

(NZD 220)

Tempora

watercolour 30 x 21 cm

(NZD 220)

Yachtshop

watercolour 30 x 21 cm

(NZD 220)

Moneyrocket

watercolour 30 x 21 cm

(NZD 220)

Speargun

watercolour 30 x 21 cm

(NZD 220)

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