Venice - Official Collateral Event

3x3x6

Palazzo delle Prigioni

11 May 201924 Nov 2019

Promoter: Taipei Fine Arts Museum of Taiwan

“3x3x6” explores the themes of imprisonment and surveillance through an installation designed by multimedia artist Cheang Shu-lea, curated by Paul B. Preciado.
With the venue’s former function in mind, Cheang has named the artwork “3x3x6” in reference to the idea of a 9-square-meter prison cell monitored by six cameras. Here she creates a multiscreen video installation of short films about 10 people who were imprisoned or ostracized for reasons connected to their gender, race or sexuality. The space will be dotted with surveillance cameras directed at visitors to stimulate reflection on different technologies used to confine and control society. Photos of visitors taken with their consent or uploaded via a special app will also feature in the installation. A computer program will transform the images into different genders and races before projecting them onto screens as an expression of resistance against surveillance networks.

  • Taiwan-born multimedia artist Cheang Shu-lea (left) and Spanish curator Paul B. Preciado Taiwan-born multimedia artist Cheang Shu-lea (left) and Spanish curator Paul B. Preciado

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OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
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ADDRESS:
Castello, 4209, San Marco Venice, Italy