Princeton University Professor Thomas Y. Levin to Speak on the Aesthetics
of Surveillance at U.Va.
November 12, 2001 --
Thomas Y. Levin
WHAT: Lecture: "Playing with the Panopticon: On the
Aesthetics of Surveillance"
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 29, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 160
University professor Thomas Y. Levin will speak about works by artists
who are interested in the practices, technologies, and experience
of surveillance. His lecture is based on an exhibition, "CTRL
[SPACE]: Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother,"
curated by Levin and currently on view at the Center for Art and
Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany. Levin's presentation will include
a screening of a video, "In the Event of Amnesia the City Will
Recall," by the performance artist Denis Beaubois.
is a prominent scholar of cultural theory and history of the media.
He has written extensively on Weimar cinema, the origins of synthetic
sound, and the work of the Situationist International, a group of
European avant-garde artists and political radicals who were active
from 1957 to 1971.
more information contact Matthew Affron at (434) 243-8648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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