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“These are not grainy overhead black-and-white cameras with green monospace text overlays and red bounding boxes. Today, surveillance is beautiful. It is vibrant, high res, bathed in cool filters.”
– Kyle McDonald, on the aesthetics of Vibe Check, his latest collaboration with Lauren Lee McCarthy. Commissioned for HeK’s “Real Feelings,” the installation appropriates surveillance tech to catalog the emotional effect exhibition visitors have on one another.