Upcoming discussion on the possibilities of creative practice to address technologies of surveillance and control. All information is taken directly from the official site of the event on Inter/Access. More information is available at: http://interaccess.org/event/2015/location-location-location-capturing-space-surveillance
Capturing the Space of Surveillance
Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 12pm
Department of Unusual Certainties + Scott Sørli
9 Ossington Avenue
Toronto, ON M6J 2Y8
In an era of dwindling privacy, investigating the spatial and social infrastructures of surveillance has become a central concern for artists, designers and researchers alike. This session brings together theDepartment of Unusual Certainties (Christopher Pandolfini and Simon Rabyniuk), and Scott Sørli, to discuss the subversive and artistic potential of technologies of control.
Department of Unusual Certainties (DoUC) operates under a self-imposed public mandate with the aim to create projects that are for a public good. DoUC exposes and experiments with the multiplicity of systems that govern society, creating results in a way where citizens and non-citizens alike can engage with, reflect on, or react to the information and experiences present in the project. Ultimately DoUC attempts to tell stories. From 2011 to 2012 DoUC were the Innovators in Residence at the Design Exchange, Canada’s national design museum, and in 2012 were a strategic partner of the Migrating Landscapes Organizers, curators of the Canadian pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. DoUC is Christopher Pandolfi and Simon Rabyniuk.
Scott Sørli’s trans-disciplinary practice concerns itself with moments when form and matter engage the economic and political forces that produce the city. He is co-founder of convenience, a window gallery that provides an opening for art that engages, experiments, and takes risks with the architectural, urban, and civic realm. He is also chair of Toronto’s peace subcommittee of the Nathan Phillips Square Community Advisory Committee. Scott has taught architecture at several institutions, including this past summer in Jakarta, Indonesia; a travelling exhibition on the work of the Inundation research studio followed in the fall of 2014.
Brunch, coffee, and tea will be served!
General Admission $15
Student Admission $10
Series Pass $35
Student Series Pass $25
(Students must show valid student ID)