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My work explores ways that societies implement forms, focusing primarily on ideas of transparency, visibility, and access. Transparency is, for me, a term associated with architecture in the 18th century, but has recently become a fundamental notion in political, economic, and media discourses. Included in its values are those of information and communication, control and surveillance. The goal of transparency is visibility, but paradoxically transparency may serve to remove the visibility ofthese environments or contents and thus hide them. Visibility is also linked to the evolution of Westem culture in the 20th century, from the Hollywood star industry to the explosion of advertising. My third interest, access, emerges from the fact that a networked culture increasingly demands regulated forms of entry, from bank cards to code numbers, from passwords to plug-ins.
(2009-05-28)ACCESS is a public space installation that applies web and surveillance technologies, allowing web users to track individuals in public spaces. Individuals are tracked without wearing any gear or marker by a spotlight ...