Bob Bicknell-Knight’s sculptural work Unattended Bag takes the form of a custom made handbag featuring slogans from a recent Facebook advertising campaign launched in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, whereby it was revealed that illegal data harvesting on the platform had occurred on a world-wide scale during the 2015/2016 United States presidential election campaign and the 2016 Brexit vote. The unattended bag, referencing the continued threat represented by unattended luggage in public and private spaces, contains a number of shredded newspapers accompanied by a 3D print of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg’s head.  The attached USB contains all of Bicknell-Knight’s Facebook data since joining the social media platform over 10 years ago.

 

Unattended Bag, 2018
Custom printed zip top handbag, 3D printed ABS plastic, USB drive, downloaded Facebook data, shredded newspapers
31 x 47 x 14.5 cm

Unique

 

Unattended Bag, 2018
Custom printed zip top handbag, 3D printed ABS plastic, USB drive, downloaded Facebook data, shredded newspapers
31 x 47 x 14.5 cm

Unique

 

Unattended Bag, 2018
Custom printed zip top handbag, 3D printed ABS plastic, USB drive, downloaded Facebook data, shredded newspapers
31 x 47 x 14.5 cm

Unique