Winter Term 2018/19: Surveillance 101 – art work & readings


Exposed. Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, 2010, catalogue

Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish, 1975. English translation freely available online.

Giorgo Agamben: What is an Apparatus?
 (Was ist ein Dispositiv?) PDF available online

Gerhard Paul – „Video“ oder: Was haben die Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) mit Homer zu tun?

In the library:

Randolph Lewis: Under Surveillance: Being Watched in Modern America

CTRL [Space]: Rhetorics of Surveillance, from Bentham to Big Brother, Thomas Y. Levin, Ursula Frohne, and Peter Weibel, ed. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002)

Surveillance and Security, Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life. Edited By Toren Monahan

Christopher Dandeker, Surveillance,Power & Modernity

Newell, Bryce Clayton [editor], Surveillance, Privacy and Public Space

Vian Bakir, Sousveillance, media and strategic political communication


Art works shown and discussed

Niels Bonde (seminar guest Nov 14, 2018), I Never had Hair on my Body or Head, 1996


Jonas Mekas, The Brig, 1964


Harun Farocki, Gefängnisbilder (Prison Images), 2000


Artur Zmijewski, Repetition, 2006


Gregor Schneider, Beach Cells, 2007


Lisa Domin – Faxen, 2018


not-to miss all-time favorites

The Conversation, Francis Ford Coppola, 1974


Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006


The Social Network Trailer, featuring a cover of Radiohead’s Creep