BACK GALLERY + FELTdark: ALYCIA BENNETT (SA) - 21ST CENTURY EXPLORER
Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 6th September
Artist Talks - 6:00pm
Running - 7th - 22nd September 2017
In 21st Century Explorer, Alycia Bennett responds to the fracturing of private and public space within the digital realm. The spaces once called private are becoming more public than ever via online broadcasting and social platforms. Connectivity is easily accessible, yet it does come at a price to the individual as it is hard to disconnect at will. Bennett considers how the struggle for anonymity and ability to become invisible online has become a site for power. The face has come to be a symbol for privacy and the surface of the skin, a barrier to protect the self from surveillance. The relationship between the body and the machine is interrogated using new media techniques, video and performance to explore ideas surrounding privacy, consent and surveillance in a public sphere.
Photography by Steph Fuller