James Bridle – The Glomar Response

25 Jul 2015 – 5 Sep 2015

Event times

Tuesday - Saturday, 2-6pm


Berlin, Germany


Travel Information

  • M29
  • U Schönleinstraße

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With The Glomar Response NOME presents James Bridle’s first solo show in Germany. The ‘Glomar Response’ was formulated in 1975 by the U.S. Government, and refers to the prerogative of power to “neither confirm nor deny” the existence of information.


In the exhibition NOME shows a series of works which use computer code, investigative journalism, and visualisation to explore hidden spaces and classified information.

In the shadow of this statement is all of the uncertainty of contemporary life: the ever-increasing opacity of political and social processes accelerated by computer code and secret laws is countered by the growing ability of individuals and activists to use those same networks to investigate and act with ever greater agency. 

The exhibition tests the limit of that augmented vision, using law, research and code to penetrate enclosed and classified spaces, while recognizing and attempting to visualize the boundaries of its own potential.

With The Glomar Response, NOME presents a series of works which investigate and depict hidden networks, redacted texts, and legal architectures.

James Bridle is an artist, writer and theorist based in London. With a long-standing investigative interest in modern network infrastructure, government transparency, and technological surveillance, his artistic practice positions itself at the intersection of art, science and political activism. 

Bridle’s artworks have been shown at major international institutions such as Victoria and Albert Museum, London; National Art Center, Tokyo; ZKM, Karlsruhe and the Barbican, London. 

His New Aesthetic research project has spurred debate and creative work across multiple disciplines, and continues to inspire critical and artistic responses.

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