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Always There

Julia Scher - Always There
Always There offers a comprehensive survey of American artist Julia Scher's work. The artist's installations and performances have always featured a complex relation to techno-social control, demonstrating our complicity in the proliferating technologies used to surveil both our physical and virtual identities.
The texts discuss how in the aftermath of 9-11, issues of surveillance, data harvesting and scoptophilia have acquired a new meaning.
Born 1954 in Hollywood, Julia Scher lives and works in Cologne. Inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault and the sociologist Gary T. Marx, Julia Scher's work focuses on the subjects surveillance and cyber-sphere. Aiming at the exposure of dangers and ideologies of monitoring systems, Scher creates temporary and transitory web/installation/performance works that explore issues of power, control and seduction. Her art projects have taken the form of interactive installations, reformulated surveillance, site tours, interventions, performances, photography, writing, net.art, linear video, and sound.
Julia Scher has taught and lectured extensively, and has been Professor for Multimedia Performance Surveillant Architectures at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.

See also Dan Graham, Antoine Catala, Mieko Meguro: Julia (Uncovered) – The work of Julia Scher – a conversation.
Edited by Caroline Schneider and Brian Wallis.
Foreword by Brian Wallis, interview by Lynne Tillman, texts by Bill Horrigan, Andrew Hultkrans, Giovanni Intra, Avital Ronell, Andrew Ross.
Design by Surface.
published in 2002
English edition
22 x 28 cm (softcover)
128 pages (51 colour and 16 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-0-9711193-7-6
EAN : 9780971119376
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