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Watchtowers

Allen, Richard (2017) Watchtowers. In: The Artist Borderpanic Compendium. The Live Art Development Agency, London, UK. (In Press)

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Abstract

Watchtowers are both symbols of repression and protection, of keeping something out and keeping something in. They stand guard against attack, become the centre point of surveillance or provide the first warning of danger. They can demarcate a perimeter, a border, an entrance or an exit. They can be simultaneously both sinister and comforting. Watchtowers are paradoxical symbols of how social structures are formed and maintained, from networks of CCTV to the early warning systems of forest fires. Watchtowers (Artist Pages) is a set of playful and speculative instructions for scanning the horizon. Part of the The Artist Borderpanic Compendium, edited by Curious.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: watchtowers, symbols
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
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Depositing User: Richard Allen
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 11:19
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 11:19
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/6186

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