07.10. Can You See me Now (Zurich)

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Happy and proud to participate with a work "Infrastructure of a migratory bird" (co-authored with Vladan Joler and Gordan Savičić) in this show!

CAN YOU SEE ME NOW?
Practices of Tracking, Control, and Resistance

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with the artists Jeremy Bailey, Adam Harvey, Vladan Joler, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Joana Moll, RYBN.ORG, Gordan Savičić, Felix Stalder, Simon Weckert

Opening: Friday, October 7 2022 18:00

@ WE ARE AIA, Zürich, Switzerland
October 8, 2022 – January 31, 2023

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Where surveillance technologies used to be a specialized part of urban public space mostly aimed at crime prevention and investigation, today surveillance in the form of automated data collection and analysis has become an essential part of contemporary infrastructure — from smart phones to social media, smart home devices, and beyond. Nowadays, surveillance is both hidden and pervasive in its structure and operation. It surrounds us as an “invisible infrastructure” that tracks us and allows our devices to show us content tailored to “our” interests and respond to “our” desires.

But to what extent is mass observation and data access acceptable? Where is the fine line between new technological advances making our life easier—whether it is physical or virtual—and becoming manipulative?

Can You See Me Now? illuminates a variety of artistic and social tactics that address these questions and explore the shift from surveillance as technology to surveillance as infrastructure. The artists focus on making surveillance infrastructures visible by “performing” the technologies in unintentional, experimental ways. Visitors are able to discover new modes of interaction with the technology as well as possibilities to intervene in the systems beyond the aesthetic experience.

curated by !Mediengruppe Bitnik & Martina Huber

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Where?

WE ARE AIA
Löwenbräukunst
Limmatstrasse 268
8005 Zürich, Switzerland

https://www.weareaia.ch/can-you-see-me-now/
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What? When?

OPENING WEEKEND DETAILS

Friday, October 7

18:00 Vernissage
with a live performance by Lauren Lee McCarthy

21:00 Bar, Kunsthalle Zürich

The exhibition Can You See Me Now? is based on first findings from the research group project Latent Spaces. Performing Ambiguous Data at the Institute for Contemporary Art Research at Zürich University of the Arts.

https://latentspaces.zhdk.ch/