The Model Citizen – Modelling Surveillance

7 Mar 5:30pm -
7 Mar 6:30pm

RMIT Gallery
Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC, Australia


Bronek Kozka and Larissa Hjorth

One of the key drivers of modern citizenship is the way data surveillance has become ubiquitous, effecting almost all areas of everyday life. In this talk, artists Bronek Kozka and Larissa Hjorth address the way their art deals with and explores the currents of modelling surveillance, drawing on wider artistic and political practices as they do so. The talk will end with a Q & A.


Participating Artists: Bronek Kozka and Larissa Hjorth

Image: Bronek Kozka, Model Behaviour, 2018, thermal image, courtesy of the artist and Bett Gallery, Hobart

The Model Citizen (8 Feb – 23 March) invites audiences to decide what sort of citizens they want to be. From harvesting the data of the dead to hybrid bio robot citizens, the high stakes are explored in this compelling new exhibition.