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1997 | 00:20:00 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Asian-American, City, Crime or Violence, Future, Surveillance, Technology

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This video highlights several narratives concerning video surveillance—not to reiterate the conventional privacy argument but rather to engage the desire to watch surveillance materials and society’s insatiable voyeurism. A variety of subjects recount their interactions with surveillance—getting caught in the act of stealing or watching pornography, being discouraged from making an illegal ATM withdrawal—and question technological determinism, asking whether we choose to develop technology or technology shapes our choices.

This title is also available on The New McLennium and Tran, T. Kim-Trang: The Blindness Series.

Exhibitions + Festivals

Whitney Biennial (Chrissie Illes-Video Curator Whitney Mus.), 2000

VideoEx (Zurich, Switzerland), 2005