Harmeet Ratan
State of surveillance seeping into art

My works depict issues of mass surveillance and how these elements change our landscape. We are all constantly being monitored, with our habits noted wherever we go and whatever we do, whether this is cameras in public or even sometimes in private places. Our cell phones invade our privacy by disclosing location, browsing habits, and contacts. Drones offer a cheap and easy way to record people in their backyards, neighborhood parks and almost everywhere else. The use of this information may be used to identify threats, but is also utilized to intimidate us or suppress opposition. Demolished/destroyed structures invoke certain memories in me. After years of seeing these all around the world, my art includes fragmentation, manipulating a surface organically as part of the working process. In my art, I depict an interest in global conflicts. I also create unusual war elements, like hybrid drones, which have become a mass weapon instrument these days. Even abandoned and ruined areas are under surveillance by drones and artificial intelligence, which is a theme I imbibe. Trained as a sculptor, space analysis and division are an integral part of my study. I endeavor to create variations on the theme. Photography also plays a key role in my process as a documentary medium (pre- and post-processing), and while drafting layouts of projects.

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