Two surveillance cameras, gold leaf
Installation dimensions variable
10 x 5.5 x 18.5 in / 25.4 x 14 x 28 cm
In -r-xr-xr-x, Wagenknecht applies gold leaf to a pair of closed-circuit television cameras. As ubiquitous icons of surveillance, these objects evoke safety and voyeurism, as well as the authoritarian gaze of an exclusive viewer. Their ostentatious adornment draws attention to this presence, symbolizing the structures of control, and the network of permissions that are allowed to specific users and groups (be they art world insiders, or simply persons opening a file).