Seeing you/ Seeing Me – Art and The Disembodied Eye

Liam Kelly

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    Abstract

    The cities of Belfast and Derry in Northern Ireland, until recently, were heavily fortified and defended, and as such were where the physical apparatus of the ‘political troubles’ could best be experienced. These cities have been marked, segregated and intensely surveyed. Temporary barricades between the two rival communities were erected or dismantled over the years, or settled into permanent acceptance as necessary ‘so-called’ peace lines. Army and police vehicles and helicopters daily paraded or surveyed the cities, while army and police stations became more and more designed for long term fortification. From strategically selected buildings in both cities extensive and sophisticated surveillance equipment panned ‘hot’ areas of the urban environment. This essay analyses and evaluates the art practices of a number of artists who engaged with issues of surveillance and intelligence gathering - among them Willie Doherty, Paul Seawright, Locky Morris ,Philip Napier and Rita Duffy.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConspiracy Dwellings, Surveillance in Contemporary Art
    EditorsOuti Remes, Pam Skelton
    Pages129-145
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Art
    Surveillance
    Army
    Police
    Acceptance
    Fortification
    Paul Seawright
    Northern Ireland
    Rivals
    Artist
    Willie Doherty
    Peace
    Physical
    Belfast
    Derry
    Urban Environment

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    Kelly, L. (2010). Seeing you/ Seeing Me – Art and The Disembodied Eye. In O. Remes, & P. Skelton (Eds.), Conspiracy Dwellings, Surveillance in Contemporary Art (pp. 129-145)
    Kelly, Liam. / Seeing you/ Seeing Me – Art and The Disembodied Eye. Conspiracy Dwellings, Surveillance in Contemporary Art. editor / Outi Remes ; Pam Skelton. 2010. pp. 129-145
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    Kelly L. Seeing you/ Seeing Me – Art and The Disembodied Eye. In Remes O, Skelton P, editors, Conspiracy Dwellings, Surveillance in Contemporary Art. 2010. p. 129-145