Caitlin Dick

Artist Statement

My practice focuses on the ramifications of surveillance and growing use of technologies. Society accepts the invasion of our privacy to ensure our safety. Yet did we ever agree to surveillance and facial recognition technology that monitors our free movement and association? Through our reliance on the Internet and the need for faster, more intelligent technology we expose ourselves to surveillance techniques that cross boundaries that use to end when we entered the safety of the home. A coalescence of the public and private feels normal now. For the last three years of my practice has tried to examine this phenomenon; the sacrifice of privacy in exchange for promised safety, as well as the normality of being under almost constant supervision. My work looks to explore the normalisation of surveillance through everyday objects, the human form and the amalgamation of the natural and the synthetic through photoshop, photography and sculpture.