Surveillance, Art and Photography in Europe post 9/11
Time: 7–8 October 2015
Place: Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
Detailed program will be announced in August 2015.
As surveillance has become a constitutive part of contemporary social life, new forms of discrimination and segregation have emerged, but also perhaps new means of empowerment and ‘sousveillance’. How can art and visual theory contribute to the understanding of our current surveillance society? During a 2-day public research symposium, artists and scholars will present work on surveillance and its relation to representation, migration, community and control. Speakers include Peter Weibel, Hille Koskela, Marco Poloni, Shoshana Magnet, Jason Bowman, Ann-Sofi Sidén and Kari Andén-Papadopoulus.
The symposium is co-organized by Valand Academy of Art and the Hasselblad Foundation. It is a part of the project WATCHED! Surveillance, Art and Photography in Europe post 9/11 – an exhibition at The Hasselblad Center and a forthcoming book in spring 2016.