FERMVISIONS / LEENA LUU & MARA ERIN STALLER
FERMVISIONS is a work exploring the affect and structure of surveillance. Today, the same technologies by which we communicate are those by which we are watched. The gaze of friends and the gaze of the state becomes muddled, confused. We are followed by both human and inhuman eyes. The piece investigates this phenomenon in a mode that is both intimate and unnerving. Field recordings, handheld video, surveillance footage, and phone conversations form a collage of a possible reality, but the parts refuse to resolve into a stable whole. What is left is trace, absence, and a questionable sympathy.