Over the past decade institutions and public sector organisations within Europe have initiated the use of blue [UV] lighting in certain areas of semi-public space. Specific spaces which intravenous drug users have been known to frequent.

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Detox, 2006, Gallery Vassie Amsterdam, NL curated by Addie Vassie

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