Artveillance: At the Crossroads of Art and Surveillance

Journal Article (Academic article)

Abstract In this article I review a series of artworks, artistic performances and installations that deal with the topic of surveillance. My aim is twofold. On the one hand, I want to look comparatively at how different artists interrogate, question, quote, or critise surveillance society. On the other hand, I take these artistic actions as themselves symptomatic of the ways in which surveillance interrogates contemporary society. In other words, my claim is that surveillance does not simply produce substantive social control and social triage, it also contributes to the formation of an ideoscape and a collective imagery about what security, insecurity, and control are ultimately about, as well as the landscape of moods a surveillance society like ours expresses. –Andrea Mubi Brighenti

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brighenti, AM

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

  • Surveillance & Society

Volume / Issue

  • Vol. 7 /


  • No. 2

Start / End Page

  • 12 - 12