Created in collaboration with Sarah Fierberg Phillips.
Security Blanket is a “video quilt” whose dynamically-generated pattern is formed out of hijacked surveillance camera feeds. The project juxtaposes references to the American quilting tradition, associated with images of early Americana and notions of “traditional American values,” with modern hi-tech tools of paranoid social control.
In the process, it foregrounds an obsessive attention to the unobserved minutiae of everyday human experience while posing questions about contemporary American values.
Does an atmosphere of hyper-vigilance and loss of privacy actually make us more secure?