Metal office desk, 5 black-and-white 9" NTSC television monitors with metal wall brackets, 13" color monitor, plastic and vinyl signage, 3 black-and-white NTSC (chip) surveillance cameras, interchangeable lenses, step down transformers, 2 analog homing bridging switchers, 2 time-lapse recorders, Amiga A1200HD computer, Sony WatchCam, 2 media cards, 2 media players, desk lamp, office chair, wires and cables
Emerging in the mid-1980s as a precise but playful analyst of social and technological changes, Julia Scher has been dealing with surveillance for more than 30 years. Her work addresses surveillance both as a phenomenon of control, investigating its apparatus and architecture, as well as the impact of surveillance on the private and public spheres. Very early on, her performance and video installations drew attention to the effects of the increasingly ubiquitous cameras and monitors, anticipating our surveillance alienated society.
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