Eavesdropping

17 Aug 2019 to 17 Nov 2019
17 August – 17 November 2019
Eavesdropping used to be a crime, but now it’s everywhere. This exhibition explores the politics of listening in our post-Snowden moment.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Public Art
Price: 
FREE
Venue: 
City Gallery Wellington
Address: 
101 Wakefield Street
Region: 
Wellington

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Eavesdropping used to be a crime, but now it’s everywhere. This exhibition explores the politics of listening in our post-Snowden moment. But it isn’t just about big data, surveillance, and security, it’s also about our personal responsibilities as earwitnesses. Eavesdropping explores diverse technologies (audiotape, radio telescope, networked intelligence) and politics (surveillance, settler colonialism, detention). Scale ranges from the intimate to the forensic, the microscopic to the cosmic, the split second to the interminable. The show features works by an international line-up of artists: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Fayen d’Evie and Jen Bervin, Sean Dockray, the Manus Recording Project Collective, Susan Schuppli, Joel Spring, and Samson Young. It’s an ongoing collaboration between Liquid Architecture and Melbourne Law School. It was first presented last year at Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.   

 

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City Gallery Wellington

2 Jul 2019

Interests City Gallery Wellington is a dynamic cultural presence in the capital city of Aotearoa New Zealand.