Bin Laden's Hard Drive

My latest project, Bin Laden’s Bookcase which involves the thermal printing of all the declassified images that were recovered from Bin Laden’s personal computer during the raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Each image was printed in a continuous line on 50m of paper into a clear Perspex box in which his images will remain.

Bin Laden's Hard Drive

Bin Laden's Hard Drive

Bin Laden's Hard Drive

Bin Laden's Hard Drive

Virtually Seeing

Each image was printed in a continuous line on 50m of paper into a clear Perspex box in which his images will remain.

Taking Ways of Seeing into the context of virtual art - Editorial project featuring a number of artists who work at the forefront of interactive virtual art, changing the way we interact and experience image.

Virtually seeing is a response to the seminal writings of John Berger’s Ways of Seeing. Berger covers the impact of the reproduction of image, and mentions how we would once have to go to a church or gallery to see art, whereas now (the 70s) there was the option to see art on a TV and in other forms of accessible media. But 40 years later, we live in a very different time. With virtual and augmented reality becoming more and more a part of our lives, the way we see and interact with image has changed massively. This project explores how different artists are harnessing virtual technology to build new relationships with art, as well as creating digital spaces for us to explore them in.

I was immediately intrigued and began to look further. This was the moment my project took form. I was so happy with the subject that I now believe it gave me such a boost of much needed motivation. I was genuinely excited to work on this project which I knew was a good sign.