Artist's Statement

Marcus DeSieno

Title: No Man's Land: Views From a Surveillance State Medium: Archival Pigment Prints of Stills from Surveillance Camera Feeds Size: Editions at 16”x20”and 32”x40” I hack and tap into surveillance cameras, public webcams, and CCTV feeds in pursuit of the “classical” picturesque landscape and the sublime. These images interrogate how surveillance technology has changed our relationship to—and understanding of—landscape and place in the current geopolitical climate. The resulting visual product becomes dislocated from its automated origins and leads to an investigation of land, of borders, and power.