tagged: surveillance

Body as Material in the Surveillance State

by Tara Plath
In a world moving at increasing speeds toward virtual realities and encroaching technologies, it can be difficult to remember the body. It is not until we are sick, do we understand our sense of heath; not until injured or arthritic can we visualize the joint or tendon; not until hair falls out do we wonder how it ever stayed in. It is the decay of the material of our body that makes us human and remember that we are. It is the body that I think about when considering the work of documentary... [more]
Posted by Tara Plath on 2/22/16

Terrorists in the Library: A Peculiar Specimen

by Tara Plath
, a speculative research project organized by Chicago-based curator Ruslana Lichtzier, is a peculiar specimen. For one, it is located in the President’s Gallery of Harold Washington College in Chicago’s Loop, as part of Pedestrian Project, a lecture and exhibition program at the college. Situated at the end of a hallway on the eighth floor, adjacent to rows of administrative workstations, the work that is immediately noticeable is garishly out of place, and the those works not so easily... [more]
Posted by Tara Plath on 11/2/15
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