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Self-Surveillance / / / An ongoing research project by Toby Kaufmann-Buhler / / / This page serves as a running repository of present, future and past work for this project (including some "pre-project" work, and source material on which all this is based... see links on the sidebar), plus some inspirations.

This project has been in progress for several years in different, fragmented forms (mostly in my mind, but occasionally taking outward form, as detailed on this page). It is autobiographical, semi-biographical, and completely quasi-fictional.

More info on me: http://oscillation.org/tkbuhler/

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Something for Madison

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The past few months, and especially during the past month, i’ve been thinking about and beginning work on a new project for one of the Little Galleries in Madison, Wisconsin.  

This work was a bit interrupted by our move away from Madison, but now i’m back to it with renewed focus and energy.  My ideas for it are coalescing and beginning to make sense as a kind of tribute (or maybe memorial, goodbye card, etc) to that place, where we lived for quite a long time.  The place and the people were very good to us, and before we left i did have the urge to make something in tribute, but with the stress and prep of a big move, that never did happen.

With this background, this new project does fit naturally into SS, especially using the material i’m working with.  It is film, text, sculpture (the latter something i’ve not really done before).  Using voices from my past, it addresses the memory of a place where there was much uncertainty for us, where the evidence couldn’t be quantified except through experience (and maybe with this work).

I’m glad to have this opportunity to show again in Madison, especially in this public way.  The Window project last year was another great street/public opportunity for me, and all this work is connected in SS.  The other thing i really like about this approach with the Little Gallery is that it’s small, and that it allows me to be more object-oriented.  The Window project forced me to focus on a 2-D approach, which was a really worthwhile experience, and this new work follows a similar thread in a multi-dimensional direction.

Today’s face of surveillance: self-portrait as film loop

Today’s face of surveillance: self-portrait as film loop

4 linear-non-linear movements of motion

Self-Surveillance, featuring:

Walter Benjamin, “Moscow Diary” (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986), 18.

W. K. Bühler, “Gauss: A Biographical Study” (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1981), 3.

Source:  texts

Work in progress…
Source:  texts

Work in progress…

Source:  texts

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2 fragments of motion (Self-Surveillance), featuring:

Walter Benjamin, “Moscow Diary” (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986), 18.

W. K. Bühler, “Gauss: A Biographical Study” (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1981), 3.

Source:  texts

Today’s face of surveillance

Today’s face of surveillance


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Today’s face of surveillance: Tom Friedman, Untitled (Peeing Figure), 2012 (Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio)

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