Tuesday, April 25 | 7:30pm
Zoom| $10 to participate
Pre-registration required; limited to 12 participants
Join Sophie Hamacher for a critical reading + discussion group on surveillance and motherhood. Participants will be provided with, and asked to read in advance, essays from Hamacher’s just-released anthology Supervision: On Motherhood and Surveillance.
About the discussion:
The tracking of our personal information, activities, and medical data through our digital devices is an increasingly recognizable field in which the lines between caretaking and control have blurred. In this age of surveillance, mothers’ behaviors and bodies are observed, made public, exposed, scrutinized, and policed like never before. Supervision: On Motherhood and Surveillance gathers together contributors from diverse disciplines that include the visual arts, legal scholarship, ethnic studies, sociology, gender studies, poetry, and activism to ask what the relationship is between how we watch and how we are watched, and how the attention that mothers pay to their children might foster a kind of counterattention to the many ways in which mothers are scrutinized.
A groundbreaking collection, Supervision is a project about vision (and supervision), and all the ways in which vision intersects with surveillance and politics, through motherhood and personal history as well as through the histories and relations of the societies in which we live.
About the facilitator:
Sophie Hamacher is an artist, filmmaker, and curator whose work concerns media, technology, and the archive. She is Assistant Professor of Film and Media at the Maine College of Art & Design.
The Artist Toolbox is made possible by major support from the Roxanne Quimby Foundation.
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