Thursday, 8 October 2009

'The Uses of Intelligence' Surveillance Society - arts exhibition

Arts Centre Washington, in Sunderland is putting on an exhibition with the above title, between the 15th October and 21st November.

Arts Centre Washington hosts a unique array of gadgets (old and new) in a playful exploration of the world of espionage and surveillance illuminating their omnipresence and influence on our lives. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an original WWII Enigma machine used for the encryption and decryption of secret messages. The exhibition also includes an interactive CCTV Treasure Hunt, hidden cameras and designs for our imagined futures. Artifacts in the exhibition are drawn from a diverse range – private collectors, artists, designers and even the James Bond Museum!

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