Watched! Surveillance, Art & Photography


Surveillance & Photography
C/O Berlin will be presenting the exhibition Watched! Surveillance, Art & Photography from February 18 to April 23, 2017. The opening will take place on February 17, 2017, 7 pm, at the Amerika Haus, Hardenbergstraße 22-24, 10623 Berlin.

watched02aFirst of all, I know it’s all people like you. And that’s what’s so scary. Individually you don’t know what you’re doing collectively.” Dave Eggers, The Circle

watched02bTotal surveillance? Video cameras in banks, department stores, and public spaces; algorithm-based advertising and cookies on the Internet; government data collection and private cloud storage – today, we take permanent observation and data sharing for granted as a normal part of our everyday lives. We are constantly using services like Google Maps, watching live streams of films, trying out exciting new health apps and exploring unimagined possibilities for self-tracking. We follow friends and complete strangers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and we ourselves are constantly being tracked. We profit from the new digital technologies and services and are willing to open up more and more of our private lives to public view. Surveillance and big data have long since become a major social issue.

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