Design Canberra Festival Design Canberra Festival

Backscatter Blueprint 9, 2018 Photo: Noelle Mason
Backscatter Blueprint 9, 2018 Photo: Noelle Mason
Free event

Now You See Me: Visualising the Surveillance State

An exhibition presenting the work of nine artists, whose practice aids to expose the usually obscured mechanisms of state control through a mix of photographic, textual, sculptural and filmic approaches. Exploring the permeability between public and private spheres, the works embody the inherent tension in systems of surveillance, whose purpose is the restriction of personal freedoms in order to maintain a particular status quo. Highlighting the theme’s contemporary relevance, the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal reminds us of the omnipresence of surveillance in our daily lives, with our most seemingly inconsequential behaviours being monitored and utilised –often without consent – for social or political gain.

Featuring: Jane Brown, Lewis Bush, Aaron Claringbold, Michael Cook, Marcus DeSieno, Eliza Hutchison, Trevor Paglen, Eugenia Raskopoulos and Taryn Simon

Curated by Ashley Lumb