Surveillance in Performance with Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang
Apr. 24, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
DMI Professional Workshop
Everything we search, buy, surf, eat, and photograph is under constant surveillance. As our documented digital lives move toward the increasingly uncanny use of facial and body recognition in public spaces, how can artists bring awareness of how these technologies reveal, distort, and obscure our individual stories and the concept of privacy? In this workshop we’ll discuss various methods of publicly available and privately commercialized surveillance, and how those methods might translate into narrative or interactive content in a performance environment.
Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang was a triple-major in Ballet, Astrophysics, and Philosophy at the University of Utah before pursuing Cultural and Arts Management at American University. Chang worked at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and New York City Center Theater. She spent two years with a small venture capital firm gaining fluency in financial and business planning, investment, and securities regulation. She currently serves as Executive Director of the stellar Kate Weare Company. Chang continues to pursue projects at the intersection of technology and the arts as a freelance photographer, graphic designer, web developer, electronics fabricator and interactive installation designer. Her newest venture, DADA – The Dance Arts Data App, is a web based application designed to be a free tool and a knowledge base of fundraising, marketing and administrative information for dance organizations.
Gibney’s Digital Media Initiative seeks to empower artists to create high quality digital content and integrate technology into their practice. The DMI supports artists by providing trainings, consultations, access to hardware and software, and subsidized filming and editing services. Learn more.
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