Eavesdropping: The Politics, Ethics, and Art of Listening
thesisposted on 17.06.2020 by JOEL STERN
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Utilising a thoroughly interdisciplinary research methodology, borrowing from sound studies, legal history and theory, media studies, art history, curatorial practice, and exhibition design, this project asks: What is eavesdropping? Can we trace its history? How might eavesdropping be framed as a critical practice? With what political, ethical, and legal resonances? Are artists eavesdroppers? And curators? What aesthetic strategies do they use? What are their methodologies?