Seeing and Being Seen

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Price £100.00

To develop a deeper understanding of the forces at play in surveillance networks we will:

  • List all the types of surveillance one can be subject to.
  • Discuss how to identify people from the contents of their wallet.
  • Discuss how to identify undercover workers.
  • Practice close reading of secure texts.

Around these activities we will have an ongoing contextual discussion, exploring artists relevant to the field and the wider social and political implications of our research. 

A reading list, and many relevant artist examples, will be provided before or after the workshop, depending on participants' preference. 

Participants will require a pen, pencil and paper. 

The timing of this workshop is totally flexible. Please contact me through curatorspace if you would like to arrange a time convenient for you. 


Seeing and Being Seen

Running 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 9 June 2020

A two-hour discursive workshop aimed at giving participants a deeper understanding of surveillance dynamics, through analysis of surveillance networks, development of skills in the identification of others and training in artists' security.

Simon Farid

I am a sometime artist and a more time invigilator at a major art gallery in central London. I make work exploring and exploiting this dual position. My key teaching interests are deeper understandings of surveillance dynamics, and the development of tactical methods of researching from a position of weakness, with particular interest in disguise, impersonation, plausible deniability and magic.

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