My Mind Always Drifts
Exhibition
2015

A bespoke library, custom-fitted with distinct plywood shelving. The glossy publications featured have each been hand-corrected by a team of Media Censors proficient in the use of thick black ink, who interprets his or her own distinct standards concerning the modesty of the content. Every single book, newspaper or magazine that is imported into the UAE first needs to receive clearance from the country's media regulation agency, the National Media Council.The council heavily censors three main taboo topics: pornography, material deemed insulting of religion (particularly Islam) and criticism of the country's rulers. Brad Downey is toying with the violence and beauty of removing information from view.

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