Friday, February 4, 2011

Notes on spectatorship

Spectatorship and voyeurism.
In the history of art there is spectatorship.
To watch is human.
To provoke watching is spectatorship.
To gain pleasure from watching is voyeurism.
Nothing new.
What does it is mean when the spectator is the spectacle?
How does that alter ones reality?
Is there an element of surprise?
Who is then being watched? watching?
Who is on display or exhibit?
I am interesting in provoking the viewer to be the viewed while viewing.
Another difference between spectatorship and voyeurism.

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