Mueller (Report + Manafort Response) Redactions Printed With Invisible Ink

Smoke, burn scars, lemon juice, hope on paper with all-over large-format laser debossing. Open set of 3 with “Enso/Zero” burn monoprints one white print, on 300g/msq white velvet somerset paper, 30 by 44 inches (760mm x 1120mm). With Emily York and Courtney Sennish.


In 2019, a heavily-redacted version of the Mueller Report was made public. On the thirteenth of May this year, another heavily-redacted addendum was made public as part of the Paul Manafort sentencing, the Mueller Manafort Response.

If you take both of these documents, add them together, and shrunk every page down such that 486 pages fit on a 44 x 30 inch sheet of paper, it’d look like the black and white image below. Reading left to right, row one to two, etc. Every raised bar is redacted text.

Hey Bob Mueller, I cannot read this.

We stand on the shoulders of giants.
Profound thanks to Alex Thompson at Pagoda Arts, Emily York and Courtney Sennish at Crown Point Press, Kate Randall (invisible ink, burn art history, burn safety), Ian Roxbourough (combustion).

Agnes Martin,
John Cage(1, 2),
Nam June Paik,
Birgit Skiöld,
Nance O’Banion,
Jenny Holzer,
Cai Guo-Qiang