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Expert Witness - Daniel Small

Daniel R Small 

1st Colpa Artist in Resident, May 2013

Expert Witness

Full Color Offset Booklet, Riso/Letterpress BW Cover 

48 pages

ed. of 50 

Expert Witness negotiates new terms for the ballistics testing of an Adam's rib uranium vase and begins by tracing its production history as decorative glass to the more well known utilization of uranium in the military. The project then proceeds by drawing from the expert witnesses' protocols, exploiting what seem to be systemic loopholes, and repeating the logic of the expert witness that ultimately leads to a reversal of roles between bystander and witness. Through infiltrating this system of perceptual authority the project rapidly unpacks a complex web of seemingly improbable relationships, intertwined narratives and a body of evidence that doubles and serves to perpetuate a new set of historiographic narratives. 

Designed and Edited by Luca N Antonucci

Foreword by Christina Linden