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Louise Akebrand and the Art of Surveillance

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The government may be watching you. So may Louise Åkebrand. But she’s also got her eye on the government.

For the past three years Åkebrand’s art has been exploring the nature of surveillance. From a suite of works exploring “the most dangerous city in the world” to her own experiences spying on people in public spaces and a pilgrimage to the world’s largest surveillance data center being built in Bluffdale, Utah, Åkebrand has been exploring what it means to look and be looked upon.

Watch a video interview with the artist in the April 2013 edition of 15 Bytes.

The founder of Artists of Utah and editor of its online magazine, 15 Bytes, Shawn Rossiter has undergraduate degrees in English, French and Italian Literature and studied Comparative Literature in graduate school before pursuing a career in art.

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