New spam exhibition to open at Home, Manchester

Date Posted: 30/06/2015

A new exhibition, I must first apologise…, will run at Home in Manchester between 12th September and 1st November.

From 12th September to 1st November groups will be able to visit a new exhibition, I must first apologise… at Home in Manchester.

Featuring the work of Lebanese artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, the show will explore the history of online spam and scamming through film, sculpture, photography and installation.

The exhibition, which was originally displayed at Villa Arson, Nice in 2014, is a culmination of Hadjithomas and Joreige’s collection and study of more than 4,000 e-mail message scams dating back to 1999.

Included in the exhibition will be the video installation ‘A letter can always reach its destination’ which references Jacques Lacan’s seminar around Edgar Allan Poe’s The Purloined Letter. It looks at how once you receive a letter you are instantly made to feel as if you are its intended recipient.

For more information visit www.homemcr.org.

Photo credit: Villa Arson.

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