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As Edward Snowden has shown us, we’re all being watched. For some lesser-known artists, that might be good news. The Washington Project for the Arts’ timely experimental media show, “Cyber In Securities,” features artists whose work looks at the experience of tracking or being tracked—by private marketers, data miners, drones, or governments—in an effort to expose a supposedly invisible process. The show encompasses performances, videos, and apps created by artists from the U.S., Canada, and Europe, some of whom gleaned material from the same digital sources we’d like to think of as private and secure. The subject matter may be unsettling, but if we truly are under constant surveillance, producing art isn’t a bad way to respond.
The exhibit is on view Tuesdays to Fridays noon to 4 p.m. to Sept. 27 at Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St. NW. Free. (202) 234-7103. wpadc.org.