C-751 (2016)

5" x 3" - Paper, velum, acetate, Japanese book thread.

This small Artist's Book was a response to the controversial "Anti-terrorism act" (or bill C-51) passed by the Canadian government is 2015, which had significant implications towards individual privacy, freedoms to organize protest, and immigration policy. The convoluted introduction of Bill C-51 is printed in the negative on velum, partially obscuring Chapter 7 of the Canadian Charter Of Rights and Freedoms, which reads: "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice." The book asks us to consider not just the language of the bill (which is by design, difficult to decipher), but chapter 7 of the charter itself; the last nine words of which make null the first 20.