1stàÂ July - 18thàÂ July 2014
Private View:àÂ 30thàÂ June 2014, 6-9pm
Curated byàÂ Li Li Ren
Artists including:àÂ Stephen Hall, Nu Li, Lou-Atessa Marcellin, Li Li Ren, Sam Tierney, Julia Varela
At: Samia Gallery, 19 Henriques Street E1 1NBàÂ
In our time everybody feels himself under surveillance. We know that we are exhibited, exposed to the gaze of the others. OuràÂ privateàÂ sphere is permanently invaded, controlled by the state andàÂ privateàÂ institutions. And the visual regime under which we live is an asymmetrical one: we do not see the others watching us because the means of visual control are mostly hidden from our eyes. Thus, this regime is different from the panoptical regime as it was described by Foucault, e.g. as the regime under which we could see the subject of power that saw us. The question is: how to react to this asymmetrical visual regime? One way is to defend one'sàÂ privateàÂ space. But this strategy is obviously ineffective. The second way is to manipulate one's own image in a conscious way to create this image by showing more than the other wants to see, and to invent what one shows.
àÂ àÂ --------- Boris Groys
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