Embedded Art: Art in the name of Security, 2009

18 February 2009

Projects have different ways of developing. The artwork ‘Requiem for the network’ created for Embedded Art: Art in the name of Security (‘an interdisciplinary exhibition focusing on the societal shifts caused by the universal desire for security’)  in Berlin in February 2009 was the product of a six-month collaboration between myself and writer extraordinaire Ken Hollings.

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View from the CCTV camera

The final artwork was a series of 4 A0 posters that ‘visualised’ Ken’s text (an essay he had written for the Embedded Art catalogue) as a network of connections. It also worked as a reflection of Ken’s process and essence as a writer, connecting what may seem like random “historical events, cultural allusions and epistemological shifts” in an impressive complete story with fascinating insight. The artwork is the result of a true and highly enjoyable collaboration, moving back and forth between Ken and myself. Ken covers the one, two, three, four, five stage process in detail.

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Ken watching the artwork while being watched

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Making the connections

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Its all about the network

Photography by Ken Hollings.

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