We had a chance to visit the really thought-provoking exhibitions at the Kelowna Art Gallery and look more closely at “Monitor”, a group video installation project produced by UBCO-BFA students that investigates issues of surveillance. Let’s think about the exhibition and reflect on the following questions stemming from class readings on this topic:
- What is the status of the work or art in the post-Internet era?
- What are the implications of mass media and the screen becoming our communal spaces, as Vierkant (2010) puts it?
- How has the internet transformed our concepts of original and copy?
- What is your take on Manovitch’s (2001) program to resist the “digital attack” (pp. 2-7)? Is “Monitor” such a response?
- Finally, what is your response to the way in which “Monitor” addresses issues of surveillance and privacy?
Artie Vierkant – The Image Object Post-Internet (2010)
A project on Language Removal Services
Browse Luigi Amato Volume (2014)
Lev Manovich – Post-Media Aesthetics (2001)
Rhizome.org – The Piracy Project (“The Impermanent Book“)(2012)