Rodrigo Moreira

Office Memos [Redacted] (NSA)

  • 2017 - ongoing
  • Offset print on paper
  • dimensions may vary

The Office Memos compiles transcriptions of the interviews I conducted online with immigrants in the U.S., as official documents published by the Department of NSA (No Strings Attached). Through social media, I have contacted queer immigrants’ profiles requesting an interview about their views on American culture and online interactions regarding love and sexual encounters. 

After talking to subjects, I have designed a report mocking an official American government document redacting information, leading the viewer to fill in the gaps when reading each narrative. By arbitrarily obscuring these reports, I undermine the supposedly neutral systems by which people are assessed, classified, and controlled.

The reports take shape as wheat-past posters posted on public spaces and also as a wall installation.