Law-Less Silence: Extraordinary Rendition, the Law, and Silence in Edmund Clark’s Negative Publicity

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Law-Less Silence: Extraordinary Rendition, the Law, and Silence in Edmund Clark’s Negative Publicity

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Law-Less Silence: Extraordinary Rendition, the Law, and Silence in Edmund Clark’s Negative Publicity

“Photographs by Edmund Clark (1955–) in Negative Publicity—his collaborative publication on extraordinary rendition—allude powerfully to both the law and silence as metaphysical constructions which act as background and reference points to a variety of human thought and experience. Both the law and silence manifest felt effects: these are not merely abstract terms, but generative frameworks of action which contribute to shaping what we do, and how we are in the world. Clark’s exploration of extraordinary rendition is, I argue, a nuanced discourse on how this damaging practice can be interpreted as an effectual product of the law and silence. His photographs use the power of silence to prompt a self-reflective response on extraordinary rendition, as seen in light of these two metaphysics.”