MDOCS Forum - Sensing Surveillance: Student Exhibition

Friday, June 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
Case Center Case Gallery
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Featuring work by: Guy Swartzel, Toma Peiu and Luiza Parvu, Jingy Li, Grace Simmons, Leila Goldstein, Samantha Weisenthal, Nate White, and Taylor Miller

Over the course of the Spring 2018 semester, the Student Storytellers’ Fellows organized and curated an international call for student documentary work addressing the theme of the Surveil/Surveilled. The result is a multi disciplinary exhibition installed by our student fellows at Skidmore College for Forum weekend. Over breakfast, we invite you to take a closer look at the exhibition, after which the students will lead a gallery talk.

Curatorial Statement: Through the security camera’s invisible eye watching over public spaces, military interventions, and the corporate creep in cyberspace, surveillance can pervade our everyday lives in insidious ways. The tools of surveillance — observing, watching, listening and recording — are fundamental to documentary work. How can artistic practices engage with or subvert these technologies? What, if any, are the implications of the inherent surveillance present in documentary work?

This event is part of the MDOCS Forum - a series of public events combining festival presentations of artistic work with symposium-style conversations around an annual theme. The symposium is free and open to the public.

This year, we will engage with the theme Surveil/Surveilled in documentary and analyze documentary as a form of surveillance, consider the ethics and legalities of observing and the vulnerability of being observed, learn how to protect from surveillance, and engage with the documentary material that surveillance systems yield to explore its storytelling and truth telling potentials. 

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