Wish You Were Here (2018)

Postcards and functioning postcard stands

Installation dimensions variable; postcard dimensions 10.7 x 15cm 

Installation views: Imperial War Museum, London

This work is based on Prosecution exhibit P1160 in the case against Radovan Karadžić at the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The piece of evidence was a postcard used to prove the existence and appearance of a mosque in Bosnia before its destruction in 1992. This work restores the document to its original status as a postcard while preserving the traces of its use as evidence. It is an unlimited edition installed as a functioning postcard stand in a commercial space, such as a museum bookshop, rather than an exhibition space.