Andrea Campbell: Surveillant Assemblage
Andrea is a current MFA candidate at the University of Ottawa and her photographic and digital media works explore how society is transformed by technology. In Surveillant Assemblage, Campbell exhibits personal memory as a collection of data. This work features a set of motion sensored light boxes that expose a collection of receipts documenting three years in the life of the artist. When installed, the light boxes are illuminated by the viewer’s actions. The data available to the viewer is witnessed in fragments, assembled here as an example of how we leave “trails” behind us as we go about our daily business.
Campbell’s installation allows us to question the impact of contemporary technology on our lives. It illustrates how our actions can easily be monitored; our personal information accessible to anyone. With this in mind, perhaps we are moved to reconsider how we project our selves via various digital mediums.
Please visit Andrea’s website for more information about her work.
- Victoria Nolte