Eavesdropping: Susan Schuppli, Sam Kidel and Jasmine Guffond
THURS 2 AUG 6–9PM
- When 2 Aug - 2 Aug 2018
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd
TUES TO SAT, 10AM-5PM. CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
+61 2 8936 0888
UNSW Galleries is proud to present three performances by Susan Schuppli, Sam Kidel and Jasmine Guffond, as part of Eavesdropping, a major project by Liquid Architecture, Melbourne Law School and The Ian Potter Museum of Art exploring the politics of listening and being listened-to.
The material witness — an entity (object or unit) whose physical properties or technical configuration records evidence of passing events to which it can bear witness. Whether these events register as a by-product of an unintentional encounter or as an expression of direct action, history and by extension politics is registered at these junctures of ontological intensity. Moreover, in disclosing these encoded events, the material witness makes ‘evident’ the very conditions and practices that convert such eventful materials into matters of evidence.
CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENT
A performance by British artist, musician and researcher Sam Kidel.
Where do you hear my voice? Do you hear it in the bone behind your ear? Does it radiate from your chest, towards your shoulders and beyond your body? Sometimes when I hear a voice over the phone, it vibrates from the speaker at my ear, down the bone to the back of my neck, and sits there, humming, behind my vocal cords. Customer Service Agent is a sound performance piece exploring the call centre worker as a figure of subjection to contemporary capitalism, and the place of noise, intimacy, and fantasy in this tedious, alienated work.
THE WEB NEVER FORGETS
A browser performance by Sydney-based sound artist and composer, Jasmine Guffond.
Jasmine Guffond’s The Web Never Forgets traces the history of the Internet cookie, placing it at the origins of online automated data capture and surveillance capitalism.