An examination of space, control and criminilisation. In December 2011, Edmund Clark was the first artist to be granted access to a house in which a person suspected of terrorist related activity had been placed under a Control Order. The 2005 Prevention of Terrorism Act granted the Home Office the power to relocate any controlled person to a house in
an alien town or city and impose strict conditions, similar to house-arrest. Since the Act, 48 people have been made subject to a control order. In these cases, the Home Office has chosen not to prosecute a controlee, nor revealed the full basis of the allegations against
them, as evidence is based on intelligence sources they are unwilling to reveal publicly. The material Clark produced had to be screened by the Home Office and the controlled person's lawyers. Revealing the identity of the controlled person or the location of the
house would be a criminal offence.
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