Monday 23 March 2009

Embedded Art: The Eyes Close For The Last Time

Yesterday evening Embedded Art: Art in the Name of Security ended its three-month occupation of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. I was very pleased and proud to have been present for the last weekend of the exhibition’s run and to have given the closing talk in what was an ambitious programme of supporting events. Over the next few days I will be uploading pictures, notes and comments from what was an exhilarating and sleep-deprived two days. For the moment, however, I would like to commemorate the closing of an amazing exhibition and to thank Olaf Ardnt and Janneke Schönenbach of BBM, Moritz von Rappard and Cecilia Wee for all their hard work and commitment.

The giant eyes that have been conducting night-time surveillance on Pariser Platz since January may have now closed for the last time, but the dialogue initiated by the Embedded Art show will continue for some time. Berlin remains, as always, a city to be watched.

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