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Redacted – excerpts from the Domestic Extremist Database


Jess Hurd and Jason N. Parkinson with their work – ‘Redacted’ – We Could Not Agree, Q Park, Cavendish Square. London. © Tracey Moberly


‘Redacted’ – a collaborative work by Jess Hurd and Jason N. Parkinson exhibited at We Could Not Agree, Q Park, Cavendish Square. London.

Redacted – excerpts from the Domestic Extremist Database

– a collaborative work by photojournalist Jess Hurd & her partner in crime, video-journalist Jason N. Parkinson shown publicly for the first time at the We Could Not Agree exhibition Q Park, Cavendish Square.

Jason Parkinson and Jess Hurd are well respected, professional, NUJ accredited journalists yet they find themselves sharing a police database with other, mostly unknowing UK citizens who have had information gathered on them in the interest of ‘national security’.

These include activists, journalists, comedians, politicians and other ‘subversives’.

This sinister, secret state surveillance has been going on a long time, but now we get the chance to examine our files, well the sections that the police allow us to look at – we suspect large swathes are redacted.

Often people say “if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear”, but what if inaccurate, subjective, bias builds up a profile of you that is shared with other agencies, you are targeted whilst working, singled out, even blacklisted and assaulted.

This has happened and will continue to happen unless it is challenged.

Secret police, covert surveillance, secret courts, we are not creeping towards a police state, we have arrived.

© Jess Hurd/Jason N. Parkinson

Image with the kind permission of artist/curator Tracey Moberly

We Could Not Agree – Exhibition Invite


Next week sees the opening of We Could Not Agree

Myself and video journalist Jason N. Parkinson are exhibiting a piece called:

 REDACTED – excerpts from the Domestic Extremist Database – (UPDATE)

– a collaborative work of previously unseen content from our secret police files.

Please do come along!

Thanks to our fabulous friend, artist/photographer Tracey Moberly who is one of the shows curators.







Tweet-Me-Up! @ Tate Oil Tanks

Highly acclaimed artist and author Tracey Moberly as part of the Tate Modern’s new Oil Tanks space is organising a mass participation evolving digital exhibition and sound installation. Work for the Tracey Moberly: Tweet-Me-Up! performance this Friday has being submitted from countries across the world from Eastern Siberia to Uzbekistan – New Jersey to Trinidad.  It will be shown on four projectors in Tate Modern’s new Tanks space.

The common theme is the focus on subcultures/countercultures and the underground movement which supports them. The day highlights and marks International Day Against Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence Based on Musical Preferences, Lifestyle and Dress Code which takes place on the Friday 24th August. The date is highlighted by the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

You can register here for Tracey’s free artist talk this Friday, 15.00-16.00

The work I have submitted is from a long term project working with the traveller community at Dale Farm in the years leading up to and beyond their eviction by Basildon Council. They waged a powerful, lengthy battle through the courts to defend a way of life and their community against what was seen by many as ethnic cleansing.

See TimeOut article

Image: Bridesmaids get ready for the wedding of Irish travellers Nora Quilligan and Danny Sheridan from Dale Farm who are getting married ahead of the site eviction. UN Human Rights Day. Basildon, Essex 10.12.08

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