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The Ethics of Deception

The political consequences of widespread misinformation are becoming ever more apparent, and anyone using deceptive strategies in their work should take extra care. In this series, artist A R Hopwood examines the applications of deception in visual culture, the therapy room, and the science lab and asks: are there any circumstances under which deception can be justified?

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Grid of six pixellated photographs from shopping mall security cameras, where all adults have been crudely 'Photoshopped' out of each image, leaving one remaining child. The images have a red/pink tone applied to them.
False memory archive: Crudely erased adults (lost in the mall). © A R Hopwood.