Security By Julia X

Security By Julia X – Julia Scher

Medium: Camouflage-painted desk, wooden platform, chair, monitors, video printer, printing paper rolls, signage, switchers, guard hat, playback video, time-lapse video recorder, brackets, Biometric reader, cables, wires, power strips, media player Date: 1991 Dimensions: 2,4 x 1,8 x 2,1 m

Guards

Guards – Hito Steyerl

The Art Institute of Chicago museum’s head of security, Martin Whitfield, and museum guard Ron Hicks talk about their background as police officers and demonstrate a defence strategy. The museum, a white cube is transformed from an art institution into a battlefront under the protection of security mechanisms. – a (commissioned) work of Institutional Critique now under surveillance of the Art Institute’s security team.

Medium: 2/5+2, 1 channel video, color video, stereo audio, 1080px x 1920px, 20’12” Date: 2012

Transformations Installations

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Shooting Gallery, 1985, Appollohuis, Eindhoven ©Guillaume Bijl
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Auction House, 1992, Castello de Rivoli, Torino - 1996, Kunstverrein Hannover, Hannover ©Guillaume Bijl
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Menswear, 1986, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne ©Guillaume Bijl
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Your Supermarket, 2003 Tate Liverpool, Liverpool ©Guillaume Bijl

Night Rap

Night Rap – Mel Chin

a policeman’s nightstick, the side-handle shaped as an erect penis and the end modified with a wireless transmitting microphone.

Medium: nightstick (MONADNOCK PR-24), polycarbide plastic, steel, wireless transmitter, microphone element, batteries Date: 1993