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Adam Harvey by Trevor Paglen / ArtReview

Adam Harvey

FutureGreat 2014, selected by Trevor Paglen

By Trevor Paglen

Adam Harvey, 'Anti-Drone' wear, from the Stealth Wear line of thermal-signature reduction fashion, 2013. Courtesy Adam Harvey/ahprojects.com

Adam Harvey’s work can be conducive to a certain type of sensationalist media coverage. Indeed I first came across his Anti-Drone project (2013) – in which Harvey produced three items of clothing, including a burqa and headscarf, made from a metallised fabric that renders the wearer all but invisible to thermal imaging surveillance – through just this type of reporting.But the mainstream media do the artist an injustice: first of all, this is not just some conceptual one-liner. Harvey puts…

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