May 2011

OPEN SECRET: THE WORK OF ART BETWEEN DISCLOSURE AND REDACTION

Pamela M. Lee

With its blurry photocopied type, its rubber-stamped admonitions—CLASSIFIED, it may say, or SUPPRESSED—and its thick lines of black marker obliterating everything we really want to know, the redacted document is a paradox, an iconic representation of that which is withheld from view. As such, it embodies what Pamela M. Lee terms the open secret: a visible invisibility, …

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