Courtesy of the Artist and Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan 

The Healing Polyopticon | Opulent Surveillance

January 1, 2016 - February 29, 2016

Fleckenstein Video Gallery

The Healing Polyopticon
Tim Tate, American, b.1960, 2014 

Opulent Surveillance 
Tim Tate, American, b.1960, 2015 

Two large video installations by artist Tim Tate will be featured in January and February. Tate blends traditional craft with new media technology to give the framework for his artistic narrative. Revelation—and in some cases self-revelation—is the underlying theme of his art. To help deal with a terminal diagnosis, Tate imagined that there were portals from above, each connected to a loved one who would watch over him and keep him safe. He sees The Healing Polyopticonas a physical representation of this healing manifestation. In Opulent Surveillance, Tate explores how video cameras have transformed the way individuals interact with one another and their environment. This work explores how the boundaries between public safety and privacy intrusion shift constantly and that the concern over mass and private surveillance is normal.

From the Exhibition