Glomar III: If Such Information Were to Exist (Mel Bochner, Corey Fogel, Stephen Prina)
Apr 21–May 9, 2015
Press Release (PDF)
In 1975 a reporter from the Los Angeles Times began asking questions about the massive ship building efforts that had begun in Southern California; a New York Times reporter also picked up the story. As no one seemed to have a very good answer to what was going on, inquires were sent to the Central Intelligence Agency. Nixon had just resigned, and as such the Company found itself in the unusual position of not being able to lie or ignore the inquiries. This is what they came up with:
"We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the information requested but, hypothetically, if such data were to exist, the subject matter would be classified, and could not be disclosed."
From late 2014 into 2015 Redling Fine Art produced a series of shows and performances working with artists whose works, practices, or logics engage somehow with the spirit or literal ideas found in the Glomar Response.
Press: LA Weekly