Tags » Contraband

Assignment 4 - Contraband (responding to a theme)

My theme is “Contraband” inspired by Taryn Simon’s work of the same name at JFK Airport.

My intentions were slightly different. I am intrigued by how the same objects can be perceived differently depending on who is viewing them and how they are being viewed, and the consequent possible misinterpretation of “benign” items. 783 more words


Rikers Island Guard Charged With Rape After “Falling In Love” With Inmate

A Rikers Island corrections officer has been charged with rape and conspiring to smuggle contraband after admitting to falling in love with an inmate – only to find out she was being used to bring him drugs, the  321 more words


Assignment 4 - Responding to a theme Prep, research and execution

Unusually I had rather too many ideas for this one. I was kicking around with expanding the Braille work into Love Tokens, had an idea about working with a range of historic music formats (Digital Blues) and my tutor had suggested looking into Sophie Calle’s project on how blind people describe beauty and thought that might inspire something (it did, and is in my ideas box waiting for me to talk to some people). 1,801 more words


Ukrainian border guards stop cigarette-smuggling horses

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian officials say they have intercepted a small herd of horses attempting to bring thousands of euros worth of contraband cigarettes across the border from Ukraine to Romania. 88 more words


Nigeria Customs impounds N145m worth of contraband

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone C, Owerri, said it has confiscated illegally imported items with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N145.1m. 293 more words


Non human traffic

Having just finished the first draft of my novel Sunder, I found myself at a loose end and so decided to go through many of the book ideas, that had been threatening to overwhelm me recently. 2,933 more words

Short Story

Fox 8 Jukebox: ContraBAND

CLEVELAND, Ohio – ContraBAND is an 8-piece band based out of Northeast Ohio. The versatile band covers Motown hits, R&B, pop and rock music from past to present. 138 more words

Morning Show