Chamber of Public Secrets



The history, and its rest, of the title, convey many earlier and present-day stories, some of them known, others not – their absence possibly due to forms of colonial and neo-colonial power, either political, financial or cultural. The issue is centred on how that history is archived and transferred (taught), while at the same time, other tales and memories can become tools for awareness and deed. Addressing these issues implies working with systems of information. Now that art and politics are again as connected as they were in the 1970s (and to some extent even more-so), the opportunity for debate on an extensive public platform can take place through mass media. Art, journalism and an aesthetic approach to journalism (which queries our idea of reality and ‘given’ contexts), not only have to raise questions but also be inventive and pursue new goals.


Read all the texts in the CPS catalogue.