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Tatiana Bazzichelli on Fri, 6 Feb 2009 22:00:51 +0100 (CET)

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Sunday, February 8, 11.30-17.00, Aarhus City

Within: Sousveillance. The Art of Inverse Surveillance
Conference, public interventions and concert
February 8th - 9th, 2009, Aarhus University

by Dmytri Klenier and the Telekommunisten (CA/DE)
deadSwap is a social experiment exploring the possibilities of creating 
an entirely off-line fire-sharing and communications platform where 
people pass a USB memory stick from one to another. The co-ordination of 
the passing-on of the stick is done through an anonymous SMS gateway, 
meaning that the system does not require Internet availability, and also 
that with certain precautions can be a very private system that is quite 
difficult to monitor. The system was developed for Sousveillance and the 
first version of the system will be launched during the event, creating 
the world's first deadSwap network in Aarhus.
The deadSwap workshop by Dmytri Kleiner (CA) starts at 12.30 at the 
Department of Information and Media Studies, Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 
Århus N, Wiener Building, meeting room.

*In:Visible Aarhus*
by Leipziger Kamera (DE) and Space Hijackers (UK)
A geographic and psychogeographic game exploring surveillance and the 
surveyed. Do we exist outside what others can see – a cropped view of 
As we progress towards a world of human watchtowers and digital spies, 
are we but fugitives from a camera's eyes?
Observing you observing us observing you as you watch us watching you 
watching us. Beware of inverse radio CCTV broadcasts. Spot the 
eco-friendly anti-surveillance head gear. Learn everything you never 
wanted to know about everybody. Practice your evil chuckles.

*Self-surveillance / Protected*
By Mare Tralla (EE/UK)
In Aarhus Mare Tralla combines two of her public interventions 
'Self-surveillance' and 'Protected'. In a tradition of feminist 
performace art in "Self-surveillance" Tralla ironically takes the act of 
surveillance and protection of her own body into her own hands. The 
artist equips herself with portable self-surveillance system, embedded 
into her clothing which is made visible by warning sign in her T-shirt 
and ironic large flowers housing the cameras. The system observes both 
the outside environment and her body, tracking and recording the 
movement and changes of space and body as the artist simply walks 
through different environments. The resulting 'video evidence' is a 
poetic animation of space and body but totally useless as surveillance 
evidence. In "Protected" Tralla continues the almost invisible actions 
as a series of live easel painting performances, 'tracking the 
movements' of CCTV cameras throughout city spaces. The artist will evoke 
this 16th century tradition, which set easel painters free from the 
constraints of painting on walls or fixed, architectural schemes and 
increased the social and intellectual status of the individual artist. 
By painting the motives of CCTV cameras she draws attention to the 
hidden, invisible or un-noticeable, in contemporary urban environment. 
The actions often take place in public locations, where photographing 
CCTV systems is not officially allowed thus also testing the rules and 
regulations which 'protect' the 'protectors'. The simple action of 
painting in public is very visible and often provokes reactions from 
passers-by, who engage with the artist to discuss the issues around 
surveillance in their lives.

Additional info:

Digital Aesthetics Research Centre Aarhus

The Art of Inverse Surveillance
Conference, public interventions and concert
February 8th - 9th, 2009, Aarhus University
The event is presented by: Digital Urban Living & Digital Aesthetics 
Research Center.
Curated by: Tatiana Bazzichelli and Lars Bo Løfgreen
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