Surveillance, Sousveillance, and Public Space
In paragraph form, answer the following questions. When answering, be sure to include examples from specific media (films, video art, commercials, television programs). It would make sense to refer to the many excerpts of media works screened during the Lectures and in your Sections.These answers should be clear and concise.
How do "tactical" media-artists (or artists who make media works in public space) address the notions of surveillance and sousveillance? Compare and contrast the readings by Rosalind Krauss ( Aesthetics of
Narcissism) and Steve Mann (the online reading about Sousveillance) as they relate to the "fourth wall."
Virginia Kleker – "One Dozen Eggs"
Vito Acconci – "Undertone"
Andy Kauffman in Television Special
RT Mark, "Car Park"
Images from street-art by Banksy
Improv Everywhere videos on youtube
Hasan Elahi – "Tracking Transience" online
Trish Stone – "Things I Never Say" online
Yes Men – "The Yes Men Fix the World" – – BBC/Bhopal-Disaster Action