Exhibit - Expulsion: Panoptic Machine and Feed
- Dates: July 4, 2017 - September 2, 2017
- Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Location: Kamloops Art Gallery
- Address: 465 Victoria St #101, Kamloops, BC
- Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The 2017 Curator’s Choice exhibition features a new project by Levi Glass. The artist draws on modern methods of surveillance and a range of critical analyses of the gaze to create a work that involves audience interaction in order to create a mediated experience of viewing and a prompt for self-reflection. Advances in technology and data collection have made concerns about privacy and power structures between the state and the people ever more pertinent.
In this installation for The Cube, Glass employs multiple cameras and monitors to create a surveillance system that disrupts the very power structure of surveillance by turning the viewer into both the observer and the observed. Issues of security, privacy and individual rights are raised as the live feed is interrupted by recorded footage of previous encounters within the system. The work aims to create a moment of self-reflection as the cameras are turned on the viewer and others for immediate viewing on the adjacent monitors.