A Thousand Eyes
155 x 75 x 75 cm
This installation integrates a surveillance camera within a crystal chandelier, visually disrupting the harmony and tranquility of the home environment and conceptually challenging the widespread acceptance of surveillance and privacy in contemporary society. The work questions the phenomenon of surveillance lurking within seemingly private domestic spaces, suggesting that even in our most personal sanctuaries, we may not escape the fate of being monitored.
Skillfully applying Michel Foucault's theory of the "Panopticon," it sparks a critical dialogue about social power relations, reflecting on the monitoring phenomena in contemporary society. It emphasizes that even within family spaces, we may find ourselves in a perpetual panoptic prison, constantly under surveillance. This serves not only as a warning against the intrusion of surveillance technology into private lives but also as a deep reflection on how power operates unseen, controlling, and managing individuals through seemingly harmless technological means.