Texts by Matthew Plummer, Guy Cohn & Henri Carlos, Samuel O Var, Emil McAvoy
Edited by Emil McAvoy
Design: Amy Yalland, Index
Edition of 200
PRISMISM is the first exhibition of Emil McAvoy's paintings, alongside other works, which confront the loaded issue of government communications surveillance. Recent disclosures of widespread illegal surveillance by the NSA's PRISM programme, and its connections with the activities of the New Zealand Government's Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), have galvanised public debate.
A big thank you to Emma Ng of Enjoy Gallery for her support of the work, the contributions of writers Matthew Plummer, Henri Carlos and Guy Cohn, and Samuel O Var, Amy Yalland and Jonty Valentine (Index), Harrison Mitchell for his support making this happen, Nick Sala for his generous and invaluable feedback, the team at Development AIR for the residency opportunity, Meredith Crowe of Enjoy Gallery for her assistance with the catalogue publication, and Jamie Hanton, formerly of Blue Oyster Art Project Space, whose early input influenced the project’s direction. Thanks also to Sophie Jerram, installer Hamish Garry, Greg Simpson, Glenn Taylor from Artrite and Jo Chalmers from The Frame Workshop.
Printed by Index Press on their RP3700
Soft cover, 145 x 205 mm