Critical Writing Index

Peep Art: Two Canadians and the new surveillance art

by Hal Niedzviecki

Canadian Art, Spring 2009, v. 26, no. 1, pp. 46 - 50

This article discusses artists who work with surveillance and self-surveillance technology, and the social critique and ramifications of such works. Michelle Teran and Dean Baldwin are used as case studies.

This essay is derived from author's book: The Peep Diaries: How We're Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors.

ITEM 2009.010 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Address BookSophie Calle

sousveillanceSteve Mann

The Cradle Will FallMichelle Teran

Attempt at an InventoryDean Baldwin

Kitchen Sink ArrangementsDean Baldwin

Friluftskino: Experiments in Open Air Surveillance CinemaMichelle Teran

Life: A User's ManualMichelle Teran

Baghdad CafeMichelle Teran

Alarm Clock Self-PortraitsDean Baldwin

Food I've Left in the Fridge Too LongDean Baldwin