Jill Magid


Jill Magid adopts a candid attitude to start intimate relations with cold and secretive authorities and control structures. She follows their rules to the letter in order to highlight their absurdity: for the project Lincoln Ocean Victor Eddy she approached a New York city subway officer and asked him to search her.

For the project Evidence Locker, that took place in the city of Liverpool, the world capital of CCTV, Jill Magid pretended to be an investigator. Every day she wrote a love letter to the Liverpool police to request the footage while giving them very detailed information about her movements, so the police could easily watch her. Such an exploration of the legal, philosophical and emotional tensions between the individual and the institutions that allegedly protect us creates conflicting and uncomfortable situations.