RAKE is a new visual research collective that uses open source data to investigate and visualise a variety of unseen and obscured subjects across society, business and politics, including human rights violations, government censorship, hidden histories, corruption, surveillance and bureaucratic violence. RAKE pushes the boundaries of traditional photojournalism and reportage, using evolving investigation techniques to inform visual and multimedia projects.
Data and research driven stories are at the leading edge of modern journalistic practice and RAKE takes an alternative approach to that of Western mass media. RAKE aim to create an autonomous platform for writers, artists and researchers and facilitate members’ investigations, data visualisation, collaborative and individual projects. RAKE encourages politically and socially driven work and seeks to stimulate the contributions of diverse voices, providing a framework for collaboration with other like minded people.
In this new exhibition RAKE will be showing individual projects as well as introducing the collective to visitors. Work-in-progress from the current collaborative project, an investigation into the SQL database leak from Iron March, a now-defunct neo-Nazi/white supremacist message board, will be unveiled for the first time.
The exhibition will be open to the public for the leap year weekend 29 Feb – 1 March from 10am to 6pm each day at AMP Gallery in London and tickets are not needed.
Please visit the direct link or follow @rake.collective on Instagram for more info.