I will be ginbing a talk at the Workshop Symposium “Surveillance Cultures”, Giessen University, GCSC, July 06-07, 2017
Raul Gschrey (Frankfurt, Giessen): The Art of Surveillance: Contemporary Artistic Positions in Surveillance Society.
The scope and intensity of surveillance by private as well as public institutions has increased in the past decades. This has far-reaching effects on our lives and our public spaces. Along with the expansion of surveillance, in particular it’s most visible and contested aspect, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), artistic strategies develop that explore, challenge and subvert the techniques and their ramifications. The presentation will examine contemporary artistic positions and their specific strategies in relation to what has been termed Surveillance Society.