Ellen Pearlman: Surveillance Siddhi




 
  • ©2014, Ellen Pearlman

Artist(s):


Title:


    Surveillance Siddhi

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2014

Medium:


    Video

Size:


    4:59 min.

Category:



Artist Statement:


    Increased use of sensor technologies, big data, algorithms, surveillance, monitoring and tracking question what it means to be human in terms of privacy, individuality, authority, and the State. Using robotized voices, enhanced visual processing developed by MIT’s CSAIL Lab, and haunting imagery issues of surveillance are explored in a dialogue between law enforcement and a single individual. A siddhi is mystical clairaudience and clairvoyance, powers now enabled due to enhanced technologies.


Technical Information:


    Software: Eleutherian Algorithm (MIT), Final Cut Pro, Mac Tex to Talk / Macbook Pro


Video: