Fusing campy parody with subversive wit, Rische’s interactive, multimedia installation Privacy World examines our current culture’s lack of discernment, ignorance and/or apathy concerning privacy laws. Visitors willingly signed away their privacy rights, revealed personal data and subjected themselves to intense scrutiny from many not-so-covert “hidden” cameras and security guards. Unbeknownst to the public, Rische manned the control center surveying all participants for signs of hostile behavior. Using puns and creative word play the work employs cookies, memes, NSA terrorist buzzwords and social-media messaging. Interweaving educational information about privacy infringement the exhibition humorously encourages us to read the fine print.
~ Colette Copeland
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