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Exhibition at Galleri s12: 17 Cities – Michelle Teran

Galleri s12 og BEK viser videokunst i vinduene til Galleri s12 i januar 2013. Utstillingen er kuratert av Terese Longva (s12) og Anne Marthe Dyvi (BEK).

Sted: Galleri s12, Sparebankgaten 4, Bergen
Fra: January 02, 2013 16:00 til: January 27, 2013 17:00

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The first exhibiting artist is Michelle Teran with her work, 17 Cities.

Michelle Teran is a Canadian-born artist based in Bergen and Berlin whose practice explores media, performance and the urban environment. Her work critically engages media, connectivity and perception in the city. Her performances and installations repurpose the language of surveillance, cartography and social networks to construct unique scenarios that call conventional power and social relations into question.

17 Cities is a compilation of video generated during a series of walks through various cities, from 2003-2008.
Wireless surveillance video, transmitting from offices, streets, stores and homes, was intercepted walking through different city streets while carrying a commercial model video scanner.

An animated selection from this archive cycles through scenes from Brussels, Berlin, Chicago, Seoul, Barcelona, Montreal, and other cities throughout Europe and North America. Moving from the commercial space to the street, to the home, the bed, to the televisual (television wirelessly distributed between rooms in homes can also be intercepted), and finally moving back out into the urban nightlife, parallel stories start appear, and cities start to merge into a meta-narrative of contemporary urbanity as depicted through the eyes of the surveillance camera.