Watching You, Watching Me explored the intersection between photography and surveillance. Employing a dynamic range of approaches—from documentary to conceptual practice, from appropriation to street art—10 artists provide a satellite-to-street view of the ways in which surveillance culture blurs the boundaries between the private and public realm. The exhibition looked into how photography can be both an instrument of surveillance and a tool to expose and challenge its negative impact. In tackling the inherent difficulty of visualizing something that is meant to be both omnipresent and covert—seemingly everywhere and nowhere at the same time—the artists in this exhibition employ a dynamic range of approaches.
The exhibition was organized by Open Society Foundations – New York in cooperation with Privacy Salon and Bozar within the context of the 11th International Conference Computers, Privacy & Data Protection: The Internet of Bodies.
Photos by Lucile Dizier