Thursday, January 24, 2008

The FBI as Art Consumer

Ever since the FBI tracked 'subversive' artists such as Andy Warhol, it seems their unflagging interest for art-but for all the very wrong reasons- still continues.
Artist Hasan Elahi who is featured in the New Frontier on Main at Sundance created a project with the FBI as unwitting collaborator.
Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project, 2007 came about when the feds were trailing Elahi for months as a suspected terrorist. He created a network device that tracks his whereabouts and he can be trailed online.
Check out the websites for more info.
Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project Website: http:/
Artist Website:

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