The Week Ahead @ Henry

This coming week we address components of the future, the now, and the past as they relate to comtemporary art and culture.

November 20, 7:00 PM to November 22, 3:30 PM
Symposium: Surveillance & Privacy: Art, Law, and Social Practice
Join the Henry and DXARTS for a multi-day discussion on how our ever-changing social practices influence our perceptions and attitudes.

Process image of Sanctum. Screenshot from James Coupe and Juan Pampin: Sanctum.

Marc Rotenberg: Watching the Watchers: Fighting Back in an Age of Ubiquitous Surveillance
November 20, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Marc Rotenberg, President and Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), presents. If they are watching you, who’s watching them?

Infrared camera image taken from an American drone. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Infrared camera image taken from an American drone. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Edward A. Shanken: Surveillance Art and Critical Social Practice
November 21, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Ed Shanken speaks on artists who utilize technological media to examine the government’s method of data-gathering.

Surveillance & Privacy: Sessions and panel discussions
November 22, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
What do you have to say about the privacy issues that have been raised with corporate and commercial use of surveillance?

Patron looking at an antique fur coat. Photo credit: Chona Kasinger
Patron peering in at an antique fur coat at Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E. Photo credit: Chona Kasinger

Object Narratives: Gut Skin Processing
November 23, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
How can a brown bear intestine can be made into a rain coat? Sven Haakanson, Jr. Ph.D., Curator of Native American Anthropology at the Burke Museum, explores the material possibilities of animal intestine in the tradition of northern coast cultures.

November 22, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Explore the relationship between dance and contemporary art with Corrie Befort, choreographer and creator of Salt Horse.

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