First Friday surveillance

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Peek in at Vox Populi for the Surveillance Camera Players

(SCP) at the Video Lounge there this First Friday. SCP, a New York City group, performs plays directly in front of video cameras as a protest against the ubiquitous surveillance of our lives.

As I mentioned in my previous post, political art is resurgent–no doubt thanks to the Patriot Act and our duly unelected president. And surveillance is a hot art subject (I have to credit artist Mark Shetabi for this observation). Hmm. Is it? What do you think?

The Vox Pop exhibition includes documentation of public performances of stage and screen classics and media appearances. SCP’s videotapes have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art (Barcelona), The New Museum (NYC), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago).

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