False Flag Operation

Installation using black pallet wrap.
Commissioned for All Systems Go at Departure Gallery, London.
21 June - 4 July 2010

About the work...

The warehouses of the trading estate where the venue was located had a mysterious air about them. Their inconspicuousness led one to wonder what dubious goings-on might perhaps be occurring behind the doors and roller shutters.

For All Systems Go Rich created an object with an ominous presence that hinted at a conspiracy - not only that of crime or shady dealing but also popular conspiracy theory mythology: Area 51, secret government operations and cover-ups. What goes on in those seemingly innocent buildings on the edge of town, and do we really want to know?

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