Art & Surveillance

Issue 31:3 | September 2011

Editors: Virginia Fraser and Natalie King
This issue of Artlink approaches the curiosity of surveillance, scopophilia, and compulsive and clandestine looking. Artists, curators, writers and academics reveal the social implications of watching and the way watching is framed. From surreptitious encounters to self-exploitation, they uncover the uneasy questions about who is looking at whom for power or pleasure.
COVER: Look Out!, 2009, inkjet print. Image: Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. ABOVE (detail): Kate Fulton, Dummy, 2006, installation detail, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, metal hand towel dispenser and metal toilet paper bracket. Courtesy the artist
Australian Body Art Festival Samstag NAVA Bendigo Art Gallery