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Beyond Surveillance

videoclub & Index on Censorship present:


BEYOND SURVEILLANCE

28 April 2010
6:00pm: Doors & Bar
7:00pm: Screening & Panel
Entry: FREE
At: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ

A screening of art works developed in response to and in counteraction against surveillance technologies, will be followed by a panel discussing the consequences of surveillance and censorship on daily life – how do we respond to or engage with the consequences of censorship and surveillance?

As surveillance technologies become more ubiquitous – from CCTV to data-mining on websites to mobile phones to Google streetcar – it becomes all the more important to consider the implications and to develop creative, radical responses, counteracting and reversing acts of surveillance.

Artist and curator Manu Luksch has selected several works which explore differing aspects of re-activism to surveillance technologies; selected artists include: David Valentine, Caspar Below, The Bureau of Inverse Technology and MediaShed. Manu Luksch is highly celebrated for her work investigating the use of surveillance technologies in artistic practice: http://www.ambienttv.net In particular her work Faceless has been internationally recognised and celebrated for its approach in exploring CCTV / surveillance technology in society.

Links:
http://www.surveillance-and-society.org
http://www.videoclub.org.uk
http://www.ambienttv.net

English Pen and Index on Censorship Short Films





EPIC short films are a series of a monthly film nights running in conjunction with English PEN (EP) and Index on Censorship (IC), hosted at the Free Word Centre at 60 Farringdon Road.



At the moment we are currently looking for submissions from independent/student film-makers, producing short films or documentaries with a focus on censorship and freedom of expression, that derives power from it’s subject matter and the risks taken making and or releasing it. Moreover, we are also looking for films that gives new insight into issues or events, showing a perspective not often acknowledged and giving a platform to new voices in filmmaking.



If you are interested please get in touch with us on intern1@indexoncensorship.com We will be updating this blog in the future with more information about our events and letting you know how you can get involved.