ARTIST STATEMENT

PROBE(S)

“The threats we face are even more fundamental as surveillance capitalists take command of the essential questions that define knowledge, authority, and power in our time: Who knows? Who decides? Who decides who decides?” – Shoshana Zuboff, “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power”.

Either photographing “watched environs” on site or accessing them through CCTV surveillance systems for developing a broadly based ideational imagery bank is primary to the work.  The intrigue with CCTV systems is in how their sourcing aligns perceptually and conceptually with numerous concerns and issues regarding current civilian life, law, and order. The emphasis of my career’s work for over thirty five years was in site-specific installations, sculpture, mono-prints, and photography. The installations incorporated CCTV surveillance systems that monitored photographic images and/...

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