MARCUS DESIENO — NO MAN’S LAND: VIEWS FROM A SURVEILLANCE STATE
"No Man's Land" is a body of work that interrogates how surveillance technology has changed our relationship and understanding of landscape and place in our increasingly intrusive electronic culture. I hack into surveillance cameras and CCTV feeds in a pursuit for the classical picturesque landscape, dislocating the visual product from its automated origins while searching for a conversation between land, borders, and power. The very act of surveying a site through these photographic systems implies a dominating relationship between man and place. Ultimately, I hope to undermine these schemes of social control through the obfuscated melancholic images found while exploiting the technological mechanisms of power in our surveillance society.
PRINT INFORMATION: Archival Pigment Prints | 32”x40” Edition: 5+2AP and 16”x20” Edition: 9+2AP.
Marcus DeSieno is a lens-based artist who is interested in how the advancement of visual technology continually changes and mediates our understanding of the world. He received his MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida and is currently the Assistant Professor of Photography at Central Washington University.
For additional information about Marcus DeSieno: www.marcusdesieno.com