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The All-Seeing Surveillance Eye Is Tackled In Jud Turner's Impressive Sculpture

Subtlety be damned in the "Blind Eye Sees All (No Secrets Anymore)," a sculpture that references illegal surveillance.
June 2, 2014, 1:20pm

Surveillance is currently—for obvious reasons—a hot topic, promoting a myriad of artists to make it the subject and of their work. From a man who's selling prosthetics masks of his face in an anti-facial recognition piece, or photographer Trevor Paglen, who takes photos of secret, underground agencies like the NSA headquarters, surveillance has become a focal point for more and more artists, and sculptor Jud Turner recently released his own addition to this particular genre.

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Referring to the illegal surveillance undertaken by the NSA and GCHQ the sculptue, called Blind Eye Sees All (No Secrets Anymore), is a mixed media mass of lens with a single eye staring out of each.

There's no messing around with subtely here, its meaning is clear for us all to see but it's an impactful, eye-catching (yep, I went there) piece. He's also released a series of mini-sculptures (bottom image below) based on the piece to support the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit defending civil liberties in the digital world.

Even if this work is a non-functioning art object—we can't help but imagine what type of amazing panoramic video a structure like this could capture. See some photos of Turner's work below.

h/t Nerdcore

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