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Toronto

Doris McCarthy Gallery

Exhibition Detail
3rdi
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4
Canada


September 3rd, 2013 - October 19th, 2013
Opening: 
September 26th, 2013 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
, Wafaa BilalWafaa Bilal
© Courtesy of the artist and Doris McCarthy Gallery
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For Wafaa Bilal’s recent project 3rdi, the artist had a camera surgically implanted on the back of his head to spontaneously transmit images to the web, at the rate of one image per minute, 24 hours a day – a statement on surveillance, the mundane and the things we leave behind. 3rdi draws attention to the mostly forgotten, or ignored, fact that cameras exist in most public and many private spaces, serving as a reminder that it has become commonplace for our lives to be monitored. The project is also deeply personal for Bilal, arising from a need to objectively capture his past and reflect upon the images, people, and memories he was forced to leave behind during his journey as a refugee and immigrant. For the exhibition, the Doris McCarthy Gallery will be presenting documentation from the project. The sheer number of images that will be seen is meant to be overwhelming, speaking to the pervasiveness of surveillance and our sensitivity, or lack thereof, to image saturation.


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