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Why gender dissent and queer sci-fi can challenge surveillance: An interview with artist Shu Lea Cheang

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Screenshot from “3x3x6-58th Venice Biennale Taiwan Pavilion(Trailer)” via Taipei Fine Arts Museum YouTube Channel. One of the defining features of modern and technologically advanced societies is omnipresent surveillance which comes with surprisingly little opposition, as it is sold to the public as a means to achieve greater safety. Can artists then ring the alarm bell and make citizens more aware that privacy has become a myth? Shu Lea Cheang in Berlin. Photo by Filip Noubel, used with permission. To explore this question, Global Voices talked to anti-surveillance and queer activist Shu Lea …

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