AboutPanopticon: Surveillance Explored is an exhibition exploring the idea of the duality of surveillance, delving into the sinister and playful elements of surveillance in contemporary society. Panopticon asks questions not only of society's watchful eye, but you too. Living in the data age, our movements are constantly monitored from birth to death. This exhibition aims to offer an opportunity for the public to explore the love and hate relationship we have with watching people and being watched.
This exhibition brings together the work of three emerging artists, who through the pieces presented, consider what it is to watch and be watched. Alexandra Valy has created an installation piece called âI See(v.2)' focusing on the simplistic portrayal of everyday life of Britain under surveillance. Jayne O'Hanlon will create an installation piece focusing on the interplay between the viewer and the viewed and Jenny Barrett, Kate Williamson and Aditya Palsule are creating a photographic document of the presence of surveillance in our society.
198 Contemporary Arts & Learning and University Of Arts London have collaborated with students from Central Saint Martins BA (Hons) Criticism, Communication and Curation.
Panopticon: Surveillance Explored has been curated by: Jiyen Chae, Jai Clarke-Binns, France Ewen and Stacey Matthews