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.
Dan Graham, Antoine Catala, Mieko Meguro:
Julia (Uncovered) – The work of Julia Scher – a conversation