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Panopticon

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© Courtesy of the Artist and The Nunnery
Panopticon

181-183 Bow Road
London E3 2SJ
United Kingdom
April 19th, 2012 - April 22nd, 2012
Opening: April 18th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.bowarts.org/nunnery
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
tower hamlets
EMAIL:  
nunnery@bowarts.com
PHONE:  
020 8980 7774
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 10-5

DESCRIPTION

Four international artists explore observation concepts in our time

….If cameras really add to security of the individual and was where the oppressive regime begins… just what is the right balance between freedom and safety?….

Originally a phrase coined in the 18th century by Jeremy Bentham, a Panopticon allows an observer to observe all inmates of an institution without them being able to tell whether or not they are being watched. Initially, this was utilised as a mechanism of control but now, many years on, the paradigm has apparently changed as control mechanisms are now associated with safety and security.

The exhibition displays different positions and interpretations of four international artists (Germany, Austria, UK) exploring current concepts of observation.