The Art Of Surveillance
Whether through the video cameras at banks or algorithm-based advertising, we are always being watched and tracked. This month, Berlin's museums examine the theme of surveillance from various perspectives. The exhibition Watching You, Watching Me.
A Photographic Response to Surveillance at the Museum of Photography (p. 44) explores how photography can be an instrument of surveillance, with its pros and cons. Just across the street, C/O Berlin’s exhibition (this page) Watched! Surveillance
Art and Photography casts light on the complexities of modern surveillance, creatively and critically showcasing both technologies used by government agencies and those that have become embedded in the fabric of our everyday lives. Twenty artists, including Ai Wei Wei and James Briddle, examine technologies such as facial recognition, Google Street View, and digital lifelogging, pondering just how much oversight we really need.