Friday, March 23 - 1:00PM to 1:20PM
Facing the Machine presents the work of Stephen Takacs whose art explores some of the darker, more restrictive roles of the camera throughout its history; including 19th century studio apparatus created to constrain bodily movement, the electrical experimentation of Duchenne de Boulogne, to the voyeuristic aspects of modern surveillance technology. Much of his work involves the appropriation of found objects, which are transformed into anachronistic (at times, unwieldy) optical devices that tow the line between function and futility. Through photographs, sculpture and installation, Takacs examines the history of photography and the ways in which the lens mediates experience.
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