Visual Arts

Abundant Attention

21 259407 the extinction of privacy image

By Augustine Ang

Friday 9 July to Thursday 9 Sept

9.30am to 4.30pm daily

Bowery Gallery (level 1)

For those staying at home due to COVID, the exhibition can be viewed online here.

Throughout all of history, it has been shown that the capacity of human creativity is limitless. This fact is amplified through innovations of print and digital technology, which hold immense value for society. However, as profit driven corporations demand our attention through masses of media, the earth continues to crumble beneath us, commanding our care.

Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, a new economic logic called ‘surveillance capitalism’ threatens our human nature. “Every avenue of connectivity serves to bolster private power’s need to seize behavior for profit” (Shoshana Zuboff). Just as industrial capitalism ruthlessly takes from nature its most valuable resources without consent for economic gain, surveillance capitalism aims to do the same to humans.

Abundant Attention calls for us to consciously observe where our attention finds itself, and to redirect the senses to what has always been fundamentally important: our earth and our humanity. @augustbabycollage

Image credit: By Augustine Ang Titled 'the extinction of privacy' (2020), paper and glue.

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Friday 9 July 2021 (all day)
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St Albans Community Centre (STACC), 33 Princess Street, St Albans

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