Please stop by the Torrance Art Museum and check our latest version of the MAP Mobile Screen Printing Backpack which is included in the exhibition The Watchmen.
In this piece we are walking through Los Angeles and setting up four pop up interactions throughout the city exploring the relationship the public has with surveillance cameras installed in their communities. The hike will be happening before the show on May 31st – June 1st, for more information on where the project is happening and how you can participate please visit this online interactive map created for this project by Bay Area web designers Nico Crisafulli and Brian Kahler. Documentation of the hike and further interactions through the piece will be ongoing through the course of the exhibition.
The following exhibitions will be on view: June 7 – July 26, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday June 7, 6-9pm
Reception is FREE and open to the public
Main Gallery: WATCHMEN – Surveillance and The Flaneur
Curated by Max Presneill, Lisa DeSmidt and Chris Reynolds
WATCHMEN – This exhibition examines the relationship between the notion of the Flaneur and the City derive under the pressure of being watched via CCTV cameras and monitoring. How does one engage with the disinterested observations of the wandering eye when self-consciousness about being both the observer and the observed interfere with the experience?
Artists: Shagha Ariannia, Lindsay Bottos, Sergio Bromberg, Tyler Calkin, Sophie Calle, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Zavier Ellis, Darren Hostetter, Kiel Johnson, Susan Logoreci, Alexis Milne, MAP: Mobile Arts Platform, Mark Nelson, Dane Picard and Kari Reardon
Special Opening Screenings by: Vito Acconci, Jenny Holzer and Sterling Ruby
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and throught the City.
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