Tinsmith"Tinsmith" is a multi-format installation project taking the form of a constructed self-portrait series. The work explores the problematic nature of surveillance archives by taking surveillance footage out of the realm of archived crime and changing its function into an aesthetic practice, with the aim of rupturing the representational power that surveillance has over society. Much like the power the Camera Obscura had in creating new ways of viewing, interpreting and thus representing the world, surveillance practice forms a complex social amalgamation as its effect on society is rarely separated from its mechanical function. This emphasizes the importance in considering the effect every technical progression of surveillance has on the populace under scrutiny.
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