Item 21

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Suzanne Stumpf 
Cover-up, 2004

17" x 7" x 1"

Cover-up was inspired from hearing about attempts by government(s) to silence or hide the voices of oppressed peoples/cultures/minorities. The "script" - although it may be evocative of an ancient script - is not an actual language but intended to symbolize an "other" that we cannot yet fully comprehend. Although such suppression is profoundly upsetting, this work proposes that the cover-up attempts are not entirely successful, and the remaining visible "text" may be enough to help the message to survive and inspire investigation.”