The CLOAK is a means of obfuscation. Not by rendering itself undetectable, but rather by creating a surface which conceals its contents. Allowing for the user to detect action, but not to discern what that particular action really is.
A blurring flourish / stealth weapon / a vestigial skin
The role of the object is two-fold. First to position itself as something independent of the user (which does not rely on the subject’s capacity to interface). And second, to observe / document its environment—looking back as it is looked upon. Articulating a multi-directionality within the acts of READING & VIEWING.
The CLOAK is an anti-solarist tool. Its creation is distinctly digital. The text is written on a computer. In Word, Google Drive, Notepad. Its shape is arranged on InDesign, PowerPoint, Rhino. Its body is produced by IngramSpark, KDP, BookMobile.
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We would like to thank German Sierra, Daymian Snowden, Logan Berry, William Watson, Danika Stegeman LeMay, Michael and Adrienne Gower, Chase P-G, Tristan James, Feral Dove, Logan Jones, Jace Britain, Jake Reber, and Alec Vohnoutka for their support as material witnesses to the mass beneath the cloak.