Hidden Camera

This project offers a photograph of a hidden camera device and microphone used by Ritter to record a number of her performance pieces that documented different public sites, including grocery stores and airports. In this way, Ritter questions the complex power structures inherent to the politics of seeing/seen and visibility/invisibility in public spheres.

Client:Kathleen Ritter, Hidden Camera, 2008. Pigment inkjet print. 122 x 91.5 cm. In multiple exhibitions, including “Wide Open,” Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Hamilton, ON, 2008, and “Sorting Daemons: Art, Surveillance Regimes and Social Control,” Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON, 2009. Image courtesy of the artist. ©Kathleen Ritter.
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