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Watching You, Watching Me - A Photographic Response to Surveillance

Watching You, Watching Me explores the intersection between photography and surveillance. Employing a dynamic range of approaches—from documentary to conceptual practice, from appropriation to street art—10 artists provide a satellite-to-street view of the ways in which surveillance culture blurs the boundaries between the private and public realm.

  ©  Julian Roeder

© Julian Roeder

The exhibition looks into how photography can be both an instrument of surveillance and a tool to expose and challenge its negative impact. In tackling the inherent difficulty of visualizing something that is meant to be both omnipresent and covert—seemingly everywhere and nowhere at the same time—the artists in this exhibition employ a dynamic range of approaches.

With works by Mari Bastashevski & Privacy International, Edu Bayer, Josh Begley, Paolo Cirio, Hasan Elahi, Andrew Hammerand, Mishka Henner, Simon Menner, Julian Roeder and Tomas van Houtryve.
Curated by Stuart Alexander, Susan Meiselas, Yukiko Yamagata

Organized by Open Society Foundations - New York in cooperation with Privacy Salon and Bozar within the context of the 11th International Conference Computers, Privacy & Data Protection: The Internet of Bodies

Opening 25 January 2018 at 19.00, followed by two roundtable discussions | More details

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organised in the context of CPDP2018