Who Will Guard the Gaurdians: The Faceless Gaze
WHO WILL GUARD THE GUARDIANS? is a four-part series hosted by the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in conjunction with its Main Gallery exhibition, Panopticon: Visibility, Data, and the Monitoring Gaze.
Three lecturers will discuss various aspects of panopticism, from its underlying history to how we exist under it today. The final series installation is a screening of the 1985 science fiction film, Brazil.
This series is open to the public. Suggested $5 donation.
THE FACELESS GAZE: THE PHILOSOPHY OF PANOPTICISM
Shannon M. Mussett, Professor of Philosophy, UVU French philosopher, Michel Foucault, made the theory of panopticism famous in his book, Discipline and Punish. In order to understand what it means to live under the panoptic gaze, Shannon will explore the historical shift from societies once based in extravagant spectacles of royal power, to one such as our own, centered in forced normalization, disciplinary training, and extreme visibility.