featuring Tomas van Houtryve
Nov. 4, 2014 – May 8, 2015
Opening Reception: Nov. 3, 6-9 PM
Open Society Foundations
New York, NY
What right do governments, corporations, and individuals have to collect and retain information on your daily communications? What tools—both today and in the past—have been used to monitor your activities? What are the immediate and far-reaching effects? These questions unite the nine bodies of work selected for the Open Society Foundations’ (OSF) Fall 2014 Moving Walls exhibition “Watching You, Watching Me.”
This upcoming installment of OSF’s Moving Walls documentary photography series explores how photography has been used both as an instrument of surveillance and as a tool to document, expose, and challenge the impact of surveillance on civil liberties, human rights, and basic freedoms. Among the selected bodies of work, is Tomas van Houtryve’s Blue Sky Days. Reflecting on the changing nature of personal privacy, surveillance, and contemporary warfare, van Houtryve uses a drone to create aerial photographs in the United States of the types of gatherings that are targeted in foreign air strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, as well as locations where drone use has been approved on American soil.
RSVP for the Opening Reception here.