“Keeping an Eye on Surveillance,”
Performance Art Institute (PAI),
San Francisco, CA.
Brooke Holve and Elizabeth Sher have collaborated on several video installations. Sher’s multi-media process involving digital technology and video with traditional materials and Holve’s mixed media recycling of found objects and books with printmaking and sewing have forged interesting pieces both in material and concept.
“Paranoimal” explores both our paranoid feelings of always being watched and our narcissism in the current age of image overload with Facebook, selfies, webcams, etc. The installation also exploits the enticement of voyeurism through the internet where privacy is a thing of the past and the government is one of many institutions with access to our most intimate and personal lives. “You are never alone.”