v i b e k e j e n s e n
IN MEDIAS RES, 2004
...I see your position as someone who uses photography in an unconventional
way, opening new fields of perception/ another part of (visual) reality...
Cornelia Meran, independent curator, Austria
...Vibeke Jensen emerged as an artist with a keen sense for the ...The surveillance videos of Vibeke Jensen poignantly capture the substance,
...The surveillance videos of Vibeke Jensen poignantly capture the substance,
I am obsessed with looking and looking devices. My projects deal with the pleasures and fears of watching and being watched. In
my installations I challenge viewers to explore different positions of peeping, voyeurism and surveillance. I pose questions of who is watching whom, and invite the public to actively observe themselves and others.
Depending on the specific situation or environment, I transform
The international, experimental and interdisciplinary spirit at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London gave birth to my artistic practice. During my studies I was introduced
I scrutinize things that intrigue me through close-up attachments
I shoot and edit video into a form of counter surveillance, exposing not only material that is normally kept secret, but also the spectator and the person behind the camera. I use surveillance equipment to personalize and reverse hierarchies, creating images that confront the ways in which we perceive how society regulates individuals through suspicion and fear. I work with closed-circuit cameras and night-vision video, exploring the fear and fascination connected to darkness and the ability to see in the dark.
I do not see art, politics or surveillance as separate from daily life. On the contrary, they are interconnected. The current situation in New York is the context of my life and my work. A context that is as local as it is global. ORANGE_ALERT is an appropriate diagnosis.