An Artist Turns Surveillance into Affection / Hyperallergic

Installation view, ‘Will You Still Love Me: Learning to Love Yourself, It Is The Greatest Gift of All’ (Image courtesy Dawn Light Blackman and Equitable Vitrines)

Installation view, ‘Will You Still Love Me: Learning to Love Yourself, It Is The Greatest Gift of All’ (Image courtesy Dawn Light Blackman and Equitable Vitrines)

LOS ANGELES — Artist Jennifer Moon is not the first or the last to experiment with self-surveillance, documenting selfies of her every moment for anyone and no one. Her solo exhibition Will You Still Love Me: Learning to Love Yourself, It Is The Greatest Love of All, an installation at Equitable Vitrines, which is located in the lobby of a drab corporate office building in Koreatown, presents at times problematic evidence of our compliance with selfie culture.

Moon installs six computer monitors inside a glass display case in the building’s lobby. Pasted on the walls of the display case are notes on surveillance culture theory, intermixed with a variety of pop song quotes, and various charts made to look like a middle school experiment. Each monitor displays a different view from a surveillance camera, either of Moon’s home or inside her car. Attached headphones offer viewers an added audio experience of the surveillance.

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