More dubious assertions (self-surveillance)

 

More dubious assertions (self-surveillance), 2014
super-8 film, plastic

Installed in Little Monroe Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin
November 1 – 30, 2014

What does surveillance mean in the personal and everyday? As part of the larger project “Self-Surveillance,” this work takes the dual form of a sculptural family “photo album,” using super-8 film to sample fragments of text from the published work of close and distant family members; it also takes the form of an abstract model for a speculative surveillance technique, which foregrounds some of the deficiencies of mass surveillance as we know it: it is fragmented, subjective and opaque.

References:

W.K. Buhler, “Gauss: A Biographical Study” (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1981), 3.
Walter Benjamin, “Moscow Diary” (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986), 25.