Surveillance, Subversion, and Seduction

Surveillance, Subversion, and Seduction

26 October 2021

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The Sara Little Turnbull Visiting Designer Speaker Series, a Lehman initiative that aims to attract more women and minority groups to design fields, returns this fall with a six-part lecture program exploring the power of visual imagery in a world dominated by screens, monitoring devices, and media.

Titled “The Eyes Have It,” the program will be streamed on Zoom each Tuesday at 1 p.m. from October 5 through November 9.

This year’s program takes its name and theme from a 48-artist exhibit at the Lehman Art Gallery that runs through November 10. In fact, three Turnbull speakers—artists Dennis Delgado, Zach Blas, and Carla Gannis—have work featured in the Gallery’s show.

“Both the series and the exhibition focus on the politics of observation and the eye—human and technological—to examine themes of visualization, technology mediation, perception, and surveillance as urgent societal issues,” said Bartholemew Bland, director of the Lehman Art Gallery.

The lectures will be moderated by David Schwittek, an assistant professor of Graphic Design and Digital Media at Lehman.