Pixilated

Pixilated

Lauren Dixon

I look at Italy as a society within my work - a country that is sitting on a
European crisis, from immigration, the result of poorly written policies, anarchism, and what is known as the ‘Baby Mafia’. Even though these facts are widely known, it is still thought to be one of the most beautiful and cultured countries in the world. A conflict of interest, or is it perhaps that we are just so oblivious to the truth? In my research, I look at the way Italy surveys their society. I use found surveillance footage, alongside my own politically derived footage, to create a context where people are shown the facts, and not just what the government would like use to believe. With the use of my own footage, I use digital high-resolution cameras, alongside cameras and projectors from the 1910’s and onwards within my work. I hope to illuminate the idea that, in the past as well as the present, we have always been watched.

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