|‘Probably Chelsea’ (installation view), 2017, Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea Manning.|
The American artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg first had contact with Chelsea Manning in 2015 when the whistleblower was serving a thirty-five year sentence for leaking classified information while working as a US army intelligence analyst in Iraq. But before the two had even messaged, sent letters or spoken, Dewey-Hagborg had received hair clippings and cheek swabs from Manning after they had been smuggled out of the prison.
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