An experimental video addressing issues of surveillance
and technology that allow us to see where we normally can not.
Through a 1-800 (toll free) phone number publicized nationally,
recorded messages of fears and fantasies about video surveillance
were collected from callers: If you were caught on videotape,
what would be the worst thing you could be caught doing?
If you could watch someone, what would you want to see?
The video highlights several narratives to raise issues of surveillance:
the construction of our societys desire to watch surveillance materials
and its insatiable voyeurism, as well as what it would mean
to have an alter-electronic ego or to be biologically tagged
without the recourse to pass for survivals sake.
OCULARIS : EYE SURROGATES
Kim-Trang T. Tran
Essay, USA, 1997, 21 min,
b & w and colour