Sarah Tuck & Louise Wolthers-Watched by Drones
Photography and Surveillance in Art and Protest
This joint talk is a presentation of two, interconnected curatorial research projects:
Watched! Surveillance, Art and Photography (2016-2017) and Drone Vision: Warfare, Surveillance, Protest (2017-2018). Both revolve around photography’s historical and current role in multiveillance practices (including various forms of archival records), and both discuss how these practices are appropriated in contemporary counter-surveillance projects.
Sarah Tuck, PhD, Postdoc at Valand Academy, Gothenburg University and Hasselblad
Foundation, Gothenburg. Dr Sarah Tuck is a post-doctoral researcher in Photography and Human Rights, acollaborative initiative of Valand Academy, Gothenburg University and the Hasselblad Foundation in Sweden. Her work has traversed a wide range of situated practice, including community development, post conflict processes and institutional networks where questions of agency, knowledge production and representation have always been central. Her work in this area has included curation of the eighth edition of Ulster University Festival of Art and Design in 2016, leading the national development
agency for collaborative arts in Ireland, Create, to the publishing and dissemination of ideas on the ‘public sphere’ and agonism. She is the author of After the Agreement
–Contemporary Photography in Northern Ireland (2015) a curated research project which explores the affective meanings of images and the socio-political context of post Agreement.
Louise Wolthers, PhD. Head of Research and Curator at The Hasselblad
Foundation. Most recently completed the research project WATCHED! Surveillance, Art and
Photography(publication and touring exhibition 2016-2017). Current research is on
photography in the Interwar period and within photography and human rights,
including the current exhibition and publication Kent Klich: Gaza Works(2017). Wolthers
lectures and publishes extensively on photography, art and visual culture. Most recent
articles:Monitoring the Margins: Street Views of Sex-workers (in Photography & Society 2017); and Seeing Through Scandinavian Exceptionalism: Tina Enghoffs Photography
(forthcoming in Journal of European Studies).