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Survoyeurism: Reconsidering Surveillance

Hajdin, Nives Katarina (2014) Survoyeurism: Reconsidering Surveillance. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Hajdin, Nives Katarina
Abstract:

This curatorial project examines the notion of survoyeurism, my neologism for the intersection of surveillance and voyeurism in contemporary society. Survoyeurism: Reconsidering Surveillance explores two trends in the current information age: the growing ubiquity and invasiveness of surveillance against public will, and people’s willingness to provide their information to whomever requests it. By bringing together various iterations of surveillance and voyeurism through works of installation, monoprint and video, this exhibition demonstrates how acts of oversharing contribute to a spectacle of surveillance. The ubiquity of surveillance in technology and contemporary society has brought forth a dual response in the general public: those who vehemently battle the rising invasiveness and seek to maintain privacy, and those who actively give over their private information for others' consumption and use. Survoyeurism addresses the social implications of surveillance practices to investigate how contemporary artists have addressed this dichotomy, and what they propose as a response.

Date: 2014
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Criticism and Curatorial Practice
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2014 23:22
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2014 23:22
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/194

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