Surveillance Bed, 1994, bed, cameras

Security, 1989, cameras, desk

Superdesk, 1993/2001, cameras, desk

The Water Hole, 2000, wax, gelatin, plexiglass, plastic, crazy glue, wood, chips

American Fibroids, 1996, wires, speakers, table

I chose Julia Scher because of her unique use of play with public vs. private places. She challenged places that are usually private, such as a bedroom and making them public with the use of surveillance cameras. The surveillance cameras create a sense of eeriness and anxiety since the purpose of those cameras are to watch people for their actions. The cameras make people feel like they are being watched while being in a place that is supposed to be comfortable like a bedroom. The contrast of these ideas is extremely interesting because with the changes in contemporary interactions with public private with new ideas such as reality TV, these blurred lines are also being confronted and expressed in contemporary art.