Wikileaks: A Love Story

Anna Ridler (GB)

Wikileaks is a complex system trying to balance freedom of information against the right to know.

This installation shows this collision of public and private that sits at the heart of the Wikileaks project. Stacks of printed paper – tens of thousands of emails and documents and photographs – show the macro political machinations that most people assume are being revealed by the database. However, when an iPad is placed above the top of the papers a hidden narrative is revealed to the viewer, a deeply personal love story of a couple who fell in love and then broke up, all found in the emails that were released as part of a data-dump, collapsing this collision of public and private.

Wikileaks: A Love Story/Anna Ridler (GB), Credit: Daria Jelonek