New York – The installation features a variety of tracking technologies.
The installation, which is on display at Park Avenue Armory, is a collaboration between the artist and architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. According to Rebecca Robertson, executive producer and president of Park Avenue Armory, it offers a ‘thought-provoking, immersive experience that explores how surveillance transforms public space into a controlled environment where individuals forfeit their anonymity’.
Infrared cameras track visitors in the space and broadcast their movements to a global online audience, while surveillance drones periodically survey the space. A Surveillance Laboratory provides a forum for visitors to discuss surveillance culture and learn more about drones and surveillance technology.
‘This project provides a powerful lens for examining surveillance as one of the defining social phenomena of our time and provokes pressing questions about the right to privacy in a hyper-monitored world,’ explains Robertson.