CAP artist to explore surveillance society in Dundee show
A student at Gray’s School of Art will explore mass surveillance and voyeurism in her first solo show which launches in Dundee this month.
Caitlin Dick, a third year Contemporary Art Practice (CAP) student, will stage ‘Citizen’ on March 18 and 19 at Tin Roof, a studio space, gallery and workshop housed in an old jute mill in the Blackness Industrial district in Dundee.
The 21-year-old says that the work, which explores the personal lives of people, featured will be mostly photography-based.
Caitlin said: “I’m very much fascinated by the idea of surveillance and voyeurism. People today are aware that, with the presence of CCTV, they are being monitored and watched as they go about their day to day lives but they seem to be ok with that. We don’t even realise we’re being watched anymore.
“This work explores the fact that many people leave their curtains open while they are at home and how they might feel if they stopped and thought about people watching them through their windows. How much of their lives are they putting on display for people to see?”
She said: “This is my first solo show and I’m a little bit nervous but really excited about it at the same time. Other students from Gray’s have put on shows at Tin Roof and a lot of people travelled down from Aberdeen to support them which is really nice.”
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