The Couch for the contemplation of surveillance is a portable site for thinking about surveillance culture. Embodying contemporary American domestic culture and the craft aesthetic of people-who-think-of-themselves as white, this blank-canvas slipcovered perch is (over) pillowed with iconic eyes. The security blanket provided depicts pixelated, woven images of the PRISM slides for a handy reference of exactly how the workflow of national government surveillance functions.
The artist prays that protective eye images will becomes as cool as owls, boobs, or brightly colored tassels. The artist cautions that surveillance always brings both comfort and discomfort. It matters to whom.