The larger CCTV surveillance monitored images were taken on site during travels to numerous international cities while roaming through their highly diverse art museums and other cultural institutions and places. The smaller images of surveillance technology are either photographed on site or accessed from internationally based surveillance system websites. The double imaging is for creating crossing narratives that question the rapidly evolving relationships between humans and the technology we are developing. The visual and conceptual interfaces between the (un)known and/or (un)wanted penetrations of surveillance technologies into the mental and physical realms of our everyday being is quite profound. Currently, we live in a very “noisy” time where significant signs of reality can be difficult to recognize and clarify. The photographs are intentionally rendered with “digital noise” for prompting reflection on the impact of surveillance on and in our lives and the conflicting and contradictory roles its associated technologies have in reconfiguring “modern life”. The corporate, governmental, and cultural entities surveilling the entirety of our lives are by no means fully transparent as to their algorithmic computations that inevitably invade and reconfigure us individually and collectively.
The images are printed at 12 x 18 inches on matte photo paper. The photographs are mounted in self-made silvered black frames sized at 16 x 22 x1.75 inches. (Refer to the last image)
© 2018 Denis Gillingwater