This time the Upgrade event attempted to take on the dark desires beyond the basic art/privacy/surveillance discourse.
Through three projects exercising different modes of surveillance we discussed artists jealousy of authoritative powers and the desire to posses these powers themselves.
in(security) -31Down’s Online Surveillance Drama This is a live online theater piece that uses surveillance cameras as a playing space for actors and audience members as you become part of a security team policing the streets of New York. devised and developed by: Ryan Holsopple and Mirit Tal.
Toshiaki Ozawa has worked as a lighting designer, camera operator and director of photography on features, music videos and experimental films. Feature projects include I Shot Andy Warhol, Two Bits, Philadelphia, 12 Monkeys, Buffalo 66, Happiness, and American Psycho. His most recent feature credits include additional photography on Personal Velocity and Director of Photography on On Line. He recently completed cinematography on Vincent Gallo's film The Brown Bunny. He has also created music videos and experimental projects for Isaac Julien, Mario Sorrenti, Paul Dektor, James Sommerville, Ted Demme, Veruschka, and Trollback. At Eyebeam, Mr. Ozawa screened a variety of work from throughout his career, and spoke about directing photography in a variety of contexts.