Back in 1977, a New Mexico judge named Jack Love was reading the funny pages when he came across a Spider-Man comic strip, in which the nefarious Kingpin used a bracelet to track the wall crawler's whereabouts.” (The Esquire, 2007)
This anecdote about the implementation of electronic tagging – though historically of little importance – illustrates the inextricable link between reality and fiction: a perfect point of departure for Laetitia Gendre, as the main focus of her work is to be found in the friction between the space of the image and the space of the real.
The artist has examined the phenomenon of electronic surveillance in order to grasp what effects it has had. She met with researchers who study the subject, as well as individuals both responsible for conducting and subject to electronic monitoring. These new works have come together in the framework of this project, as Gendre proposes a fictional extension of the space perceived, conceived and inhabited by people under surveillance.