the dating surveillance projectimage by Laurie Long

ucr california museum of photography

The Dating Surveillance Project is a collection of videos and video stills gathered by wearing a hidden camera on my dates.

The DSP is inspired by the actual circumstances of my life as an artist. Like most artists, I am working another job to finance my art career. I am so busy working two jobs that I have no time in my schedule for romance, unless I make it into an art project.

So I combined my desire for a love life with my long-standing interest in detective work and created the Dating Surveillance Project. Although this project was originally a way to "multi-task" art, love and intrigue - it has evolved into an investigation about romantic role-playing, self disclosure and privacy, and the presence of surveillance in everyday life.

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