Our public spaces have become arenas for unprecedented frenzies of digital media. Surveillance cameras and smartphones are capturing images and uploading them from every street corner. As these photos become instantly transferable, finding themselves in internet, print and cable media, questions about the control of these pictures has become amplified. Over the last few decades, artists have anticipated this fervour and recorded the increasingly slippery boundaries of what constitutes public or private use and the increased inability to control the contextualization of these images.
Artists: Michel Auder, Fiona Bowie, Dries Depoorter, Janice Guy, Antonia Hirsch, Ron Jude, Garry Neill Kennedy, Evan Lee, Wanda Nanibush, Roxy Paine, Bettina Pousttchi
Curator: Lee Plested
Top - Roxy Paine, Maquette for Checkpoint, 2013, maple, birch, fluorescent lamps, glass, 42" x 52" x 32"
Bottom - Michel Auder, Untitled (I Was Looking Back To See If You Were Looking Back At Me To See Me Looking Back At You), 2012-2014, single channel, digital video HD, color, sound, 15:12 min