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Project Description

The Argus Project

The Argus Project is a counter-surveillance exo-suit and 3 channel video installation which directly intersects the current debate over police violence and state surveillance.

According to Greek myth, Argus Panoptes was a giant with 100 eyes who served as an eternal watchmen, both for – and against – the gods. This mythic character is inspiration for the exo-suit in which an array of camera “eyes’’ have been embedded into a suit of tactical armor, meant to create a “force field of accountability” around the bodies of those targeted. The video captures interviews with family members of victims, former officers and activists.

While some see filming the police as a subversive act, it is in fact, a deeply democratic one. The act of bearing witness to the actions of the state – and showing them to the world – strengthens our society and institutions. The Argus Project is not so much about an individual hero, but the Citizen Body as a whole.

Together, we are all Argus.

Date: September 14-18

Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Location: Storyforms Barn, 21 Winter St., Rockland

Film Details

Year:

2016

Director:

Gan Golan

Producer:

Raquel de Anda, Ligaiya Romero, Julien E. Terrell

Country:

United States

Language:

English

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