San Francisco performance-installation artist Jill Miller, best known for spending six weeks in a Northern California forest "Waiting For Bigfoot," has a provocative new surveillance-themed exhibition opening November 17 in San Francisco. For "Collectors," Miller trained for three months with a private investigator. Then, she and her assistants conducted spied for six months on art collectors in the Bay Area. The show, at 2nd Floor Projects
, consists of video, photography, text, and sculptures Miller created during that surveillance period. From the Collectors site:
(Miller) worked on real cases, learning various components of the profession, from vehicle outfitting to location reconnaissance to moving surveillance (vehicular and pedal). Miller began this project out of her interest in the ways that the legal system protects (or challenges) an individual’s right to privacy. Driven by this curiosity, she learned how to conduct surveillance within the legal limits of the law. Once familiar with the field, Miller (and a team of two artist assistants) executed her own plans for surveillance under the advisement of the private investigator. Only this time, instead of working on randomly assigned cases, Miller turned an eye onto the art world itself, spending six months undercover doing surveillance on the San Francisco art world’s most elusive community: art collectors. Miller estimates she did surveillance on ten houses, focusing on five of them in depth.
Previously on BB:
• Artist Jill Miller's Waiting For Bigfoot project Link
• Jill Miller's performance art video mashup Link
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