Ann Shelton: doublethink
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
28 September 2013 – 2 February 2014
On 18 November 1982, educated anarchist and young activist Neil Roberts took a planned, radical and finite step; he attempted to blow up the “Wanganui Computer” at Wairere House on the Whanganui River. A then-powerful symbol of ‘Big Brother’, the computer was the physical manifestation of the New Zealand Government’s first foray into archiving digital data on its citizens.