surveillance art


I Got Tracked by Ai Weiwei's Drones and Here's What Happened

Ai, Jacques Herzog, and Pierre de Meuron staged a creepily prescient installation at the Park Avenue Armory.


Trevor Paglen's Deep Web Dive | Behind the Scenes

Taking his art to a literal new level, the artist dives deep in the Atlantic Ocean to photograph NSA underwater internet cables.


How One Artist Turned CCTV into Her Own Self-Portrait Machine

Jill Magid’s 'Evidence Locker' was comprised of an archive of edited video footage and poetic file requests to civil servants.


NSA Document T-Shirts Let You Wear State Secrets on Your Sleeve

The Big Data Pawn Shop is an online superstore of kitschy knick knacks decorated with leaked NSA documents.


Introducing 'Deep Web Dive,' an Underwater Documentary with Trevor Paglen

Off the coast of Florida, the artist dives to reveal the truth about the internet.


Little Sister's Watching, Too: Surveillance Art and the Ethics of Looking

The show features 14 works from artists, like Trevor Paglen and James Bridle, that explore the intersections of surveillance agencies and operations with civic rights and privacy.


[Visual Dictionary] Michael Kerbow Defines Surveillance Art

Visual definitions shed light on 2015's biggest art trends.


A Flock of Surveillance Cameras "Nests" on the Beach

Jakub Geltner is placing security cameras in random places to criticize the modern surveillance state.


Watch 12 Hours of London’s Piccadilly Circus in Crowdsourced Surveillance Art

Visitors can follow the CCTV-esque feed the artist made using a GoPro Hero 4.


This Light-Painting Wand Illuminates the Gaze of Security Cameras

A Toronto engineering professor has created a device that can illuminate any camera’s field of vision.


Counter-Surveillance Artist Trevor Paglen Honored With Internet Civil Liberties Award

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) digital rights advocacy organization honors the artist for his photography work in "counter-surveillance."


Hide From Surveillance By Wearing A Mask Of This Artist's Face

You might see a lot more Leo Selvaggios walking around your neighborhood in the near future.