Details about Chinas Surveillance of Ai Weiwei

Gepostet vor 3 Jahren, 7 Monaten in #Misc #Politics #AiWeiWei #Art #BigBrother

Share: Twitter Facebook Mail

spOnline International hat ein spannendes Interview mit Ai Weiwei, in dem er einige ziemlich haarsträubende Details zur Überwachung des Künstlers durch das chinesische Regime erzählt. Unter anderem hat er einem der Spitzel, die ihn auf Schritt und Tritt verfolgen, die Memory Card aus der Kamera geklaut und darauf fanden sich völlig sinnlose Detailaufnahmen, zum Beispiel jeder Winkel des Eingangs eines Restaurants, in dem er gegessen hatte.

SPIEGEL: What do the people who observe you want to find out, what don't they know yet?

Ai: A year ago, I got a bit aggressive and pulled the camera off one of them. I took out the memory card and asked him if he was a police officer. He said "No." Then why are you following me and constantly photographing me? He said, "No, I never did." I said, "OK, go back to your boss and tell him I want to talk to him. And if you keep on following me, then you should be a bit more careful and make sure that I don't notice." I was really curious to see what he had on that memory card. […]

Ai: I was shocked because he had photographed the restaurant I had eaten in the previous day from all angles: every room, the cash till, the corridor, the entrance from every angle, every table. I asked myself: Gosh, why do they have to go to so much trouble? Then there were photos of my driver, first of him sitting on a park bench, then a portrait from the front, a portrait from the back, his shoes, from the left, from the right, then me again, then my stroller.

Interview with Ai Weiwei: 'My Virtual Life Has Become My Real Life' (via Reddit)

Digital Skin

Emilio Vavarella: The Digital Skin Series, 2016. „Archival inkjet prints on metallic paper. 18 elements. X:150; Y:115 cm, each.“ Von…

Salvador Dalís Moustache totally still a Moustache

Nachdem sie Savador Dalís Leiche wegen eines Vaterschaftsstreits ausbuddeln mussten, stellten man fest, dass der Schnurri vom Dalí noch 1a…

Frankenstein vs Ingmar Bergman: Persona and the Monster

Fascinating (and awesome and gory) Movie-Mashup from Filmscalpel: „In 1816, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley began writing what was to become her…

Visual AI-Spaces Auto-Pilot

Ich habe schon ein paar mal über Mario Klingemanns Arbeiten hier gebloggt, derzeit jagt er Neural Networks durch Feedback-Loops und…

Beautiful set of rules for artful learning

Ganz wunderbare Regeln für Schüler und Lehrer von Sister Corita Kent aus ihrem 1992er Buch Learning by Heart: Teachings to…

GATS on Driftwood and Skateboards from the 60s

Love the new GATS-Exhibit at Spoke Art featuring his bold Characters and Faces on Driftwood and Skatedecks from the 60s.…

3D-Rendering accepted as ID-Photo

Herr Raphaël Fabre hat ein 3D-Rendering als Passfoto eingereicht und ist damit durchgekommen. An den Haaren hätten sie's eigentlich erkennen…

Freddie and Bruce and the Scream

So, the funny Actionfigureshenaniganstweetoh すえきち‏ @suekichiii bought Edvard Munchs Der Schrei and he's obviously having a good time.

Deep Dreaming an Art Archive

Tolle Installation des türkischen Künstlers Refik Anadol, der eine künstliche Intelligenz und ihr Machine Learning auf das Archiv des SALT…

Lou Reeds „Walk On The Wild Side“ is transphobic

I'll leave this here without comment (yet): Is Walk on the Wild Side transphobic? Student group issues apology after playing…

Chelsea Manning is a free Woman

Chalsea Manning ist frei. Welcome to life and a happy International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. 💛❤️💜💙💚 BBC: Chelsea…