FIELD RECORDINGS

explorations of
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Ocularis

T. Kim-Trang Tran
1997, US, B&W and color, 22 min.

Ocularis addresses issues of surveillance and technology that allow us to see where we normally cannot. Through a 1-800 (toll free) phone number publicized nationally, recorded messages of fears and fantasies about video surveillance were collected from callers: If you were caught on videotape, what would be the worst thing you could be caught doing? If you could watch someone, what would you want to see?