Faculty Spotlight:Professor Richard Gordon part of SFMOMA’s “Exposed”Posted: October 18, 2010
OCTOBER 30, 2010 – APRIL 17, 2011
Investigating the shifting boundaries between seeing and spying, the private act and the public image, Exposed challenges us to consider how the camera has transformed the very nature of looking. Bringing together historical and contemporary photographs, films, and video works by both unknown photographers and internationally renowned artists, this provocative exhibition examines some of the camera’s most unsettling uses, including pornography, surveillance, stalking celebrity, and witnessing violence. Exposed poses compelling and urgent questions about who is looking at whom, and
CCSF Photography Professor and American artist Richard Gordon takes pictures of surveillance cameras in boring everyday places. We asked him what he thought it meant to be a ‘voyeur’, and why he says he ‘doesn’t care about his subjects’. After more than ten years, in 2009 Gordon published American Surveillance, a book that takes a visually intricate, and often witty look at the role and surveillance and the difference between observation and electronic scrutinyWorks from Richard Gordon’s ‘Meta Photographs’ series are on also on display in Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera at Tate Modern until 3 October 2010. Part of a series of Exposed interviews available for free on your mobile phone at Tate Modern:http://bit.ly/bMTtrb.