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Photo credit: Bruno Lopes, Red Lines with Landscapes, Portugal (Lisbon), Fidelidade Arte, January 31 – May 22, 2020, Lisbon
THE BLANK CONTEMPORARY ART
99 WORDS WITH EVAN ROTH
My recent work concentrates on how bias affects systems. Our current network of buried glass strands did not descend from the cloud, but has a history dating back at least as far as the “All Red Line”, the name given to the first telegraph network to circumnavigate the globe. Otherwise known as the “Empire Girdle”, this cable landed only in areas shaded in red on maps depicting the British empire. These systems are narratives that are bent intentionally and unintentionally by the histories and biases of those with the power to define which way is up.