The symposium Images of Surveillance: The Politics, Economics, and Aesthetics of Surveillance Societies kicks off Sensitive Data, a long-term project that aims to advance international, interdisciplinary, and theoretical discourse and artistic exploration on and around surveillance and data capitalism. The event series will continue through 2017 including a variety of public programs in New York, Munich, and Berlin. The Goethe-Institut’s partners are Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education, Münchner Kammerspiele, and Bard College, among others.
The interview with Wenzel Bilger took place on November 23, 2015 in New York.
is the Program Director of the Goethe-Institut New York and coordinates the cultural activities of the Goethe-Institut in North America. He works on local programming as well as international projects involving artists, curators and scholars from different fields and backgrounds between arts, theory, and politics. Trained in cultural and American studies, aesthetics, and sociology, his interests revolve around questions of aesthetics, contemporary art, ethnicity, gender, “identity” in liberal and postcolonial societies.