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other: The Taste of Surveillance

Artistic Responses to Invasive Observation


"The nature of your oppression is the aesthetic of our resistance." Mike Tyka and Allegra Searle-LeBel present creative works deconstructing habits of surveillance and practicing intentional privacy. Presented in both German and English.

A combination of lecture and art, to include:

Stories and performative expressions of human-scale, personal effects of the modern surveillance apparatus on individuals.

Report on the 'Cena de las Preguntas' (Dinner of the Questions, August 2014). An interactive art event in which guests had to choose whether to pay for each part of their meal with various kinds of personal information or with money. Researchers were in the room collecting data, as guests' behavior and personal information was used to create a dossier about them. The piece was designed to explore both researchers' and guests' decision-making, (dis)comfort zones, and perspectives. This is the first time information about this piece will be presented publically.

Discussion of artistic treatments of surveillance & privacy. Ethical, cultural, technological, and aesthetic questions that have come up in the course of our work.


Day: 2014-12-30
Start time: 14:00
Duration: 01:00
Room: Saal 2
Track: Art & Culture
Language: en


Concurrent events

Saal 1
State of the Onion
Saal 6
Let's Encrypt

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