Glomar Response Solo Exhibition at Olivier Cornet Gallery continues until 2nd October
My solo exhibition Glomar Response opened at Olivier Cornet Gallery on 11th September with a great crowd of assembled artists, friends and family. Brian Fay, Artist and Head of Fine Art at DIT officially launched the exhibition and both eloquently and insightful responses to the new work. See images above.
The exhibition continues at Olivier Cornet Gallery until Sunday 2nd October.
Olivier Cornet Gallery
3 Great Denmark St, Dublin 1
+353 (0)87 288 7261
Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Monday closed, by appointment only.
About the exhibition title: GLOMAR RESPONSE
In United States law, the term Glomar Response refers to a “neither confirm nor deny” response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The Glomar Explorer was a large salvage vessel built by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for its covert Project Azorian – an attempted salvaging of a sunken Soviet submarine in 1974. Aware of the pending publication of a story in the LA Times, the CIA sought to stop the story’s publication and devised the “Glomar Response”. So as not to divulge to the Soviet Union either what the CIA knew or did not know, the response read: “We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the information requested but, hypothetically, if such data were to exist, the subject matter would be classified, and could not be disclosed.”. The original text was written by Walt Logan (pseudonym), Associate General Counsel at the CIA.The Glomar Response precedent still stands, and has bearing in Freedom of Information cases today.
“Glomar” is the abbreviation of Global Marine, the Howard Hughes company commissioned by the CIA to build the Glomar Explorer.