Matthew Wilson VS MFA Thesis 2009
Perceptions of Success
In this thesis I am employing the method of surveillance to observe the daily rituals of men in business attire on their way to work. This project additionally involves labor-intensive drawing to investigate what happens before and after these men enter their work places. Seminal texts that have been used in research for this work are Michael Foucault’s Discipline and Punish, the collection of essays dealing with idea of surveillance entitled Control [SPACE], as well as several films which focus on the use of surveillance to create a narrative such as Christopher Nolan’s film Following as well as John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Rape. I also refer to the works of artists who use similar ideas such as Vito Acconci and Sophie Calle.