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POST-ISM (Lisboa 2019)

28 JUNHO > 07 JULHO I FABRICA FEATURES LISBOA

POSTISM apresenta projetos desenvolvidos na disciplina de Projeto II do Mestrado em Design de Comunicação (Belas-Artes, ULisboa) que abordam as formas de comunicação, produção e disseminação de conhecimento atuais, evidenciando os ismos que emergem (a)pós o impacto massivo dos sistemas digitais e da internet na cultura contemporânea.

https://www.belasartes.ulisboa.pt/post-ism/

THE GLASS ROOM (by Tactical Tech)

The Glass Room is a thought-provoking exhibition curated by Tactical Tech and presented by Mozilla, which offers a timely look at how companies use and store our data.
https://www.creativereview.co.uk/the-glass-room/

TREVOR PAGLEN

Trevor Paglen | Experimental geography, state secrecy, military symbology, photography, and visuality.
“Trevor Paglen is an artist whose work spans image-making, sculpture, investigative journalism, writing, engineering, and numerous other disciplines. Among his chief concerns are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and developing the means to imagine alternative futures.”
In this artist talk, Trevor Paglen presents a series of projects exploring planet-scale sensing systems. From fiber optic cables under the earth’s oceans and reconnaissance satellites in earth’s orbit, to the autonomous vision systems and artificial intelligence networks that have come to inhabit the most intimate parts of our lives, Paglen’s projects offer a glimpse into some of the unseen landscapes that characterize our historical moment.

I KNOW WHERE YOUR CAT LIVES (2014) - Owen Mundy

This project explores two uses of the internet: one that promotes sharing for the sociable and humorous appreciation of domesticated felines, and another where personal data is exploited by startups and international mega-corporations who are ushering in a new era of decreased privacy for all. I Know Where Your Cat Lives does not visualize all the cats on the net, only those that allow us to track where their owners have been.
https://vimeo.com/99867948

CORONATION (2020) - Ai WeiWei

SURVEILLANCE CHESS (2012) - !Mediengruppe Bitnik

Hijacking CCTV Cameras in London

Equipped with an interfering transmitter !Mediengruppe Bitnik hacks surveillance cameras in pre-Olympic London and assumes control. The artist collective replaces real-time surveillance images with an invitation to play a game of chess. The security staff’s surveillance monitor located in the control room becomes a game console.

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SAFE IS A WONDERFUL FEELING: ATMOSPHERES OF SUVEILLANCE AND CONTEMPORARY ART**- Karen Louise Grova Søilen

https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/12756

ARTVEILLANCE: AT THE CROSSROADS OF ART AND SURVEILLANCE - Andrea Mubi Brighenti

https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/artveillance

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Safe is a Wonderful Feeling: Atmospheres of Surveillance and Contemporary Art

This paper examines how the combined prism of contemporary art and the notion of atmosphere may offer alternative perspectives on our encounters with places and practices of surveillance. Specifically, this article investigates the atmospheres of surveillance surfacing in the video installation Safe Conduct (2016a) by British contemporary artist Ed Atkins. The artwork recreates the well-known situation of going through an airport security check. Through a combination of visual narrative and a soundscape blending the sounds of the conveyor belt and X-ray machines with heavy breathing and Ravel’s Boléro, the work builds up an uncanny anticipation of something awful. Death and violence linger at its edges, and a disquieting atmosphere fills the exhibition space. The objective of the article is twofold: First, it explores the shifting and ambiguous atmospheres produced by contemporary surveillance practices through an immersive reading of the artwork Safe Conduct. Second, and connected to the first, it offers an experimental methodology of written vignettes responding to the embodied, aesthetic experience of atmospheres of surveillance. The article concludes that being more sensitive to the atmospheres of surveillance in our environment can give us a space to think critically about how these atmospheres affect us, how they are absorbed bodily, and how they attune our being: how surveillance is “in the air.”

https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/12756

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I had totally forgotten this one! Thanks for bringing it up. I’ve actually seen this one live :wink:

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Wow

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