The Argus Project is a transmedia project in three parts. The first is a mobile, wearable, head-to-toe “exosuit” equipped with wireless streaming body cameras and other sensors for deployment onto the street in order to monitor police activity. The second is a multi-channel video installation featuring the voices of family members of victims of police violence, former officers willing to speak candidly about their experiences, and community activists. The third is a series of community engagement programs created in partnership with organizations working on the front lines.
Rich in content, storytelling, and myth, the Argus Project addresses citizen videography, counter-surveillance, and police accountability, creating a space that brings together many points of view for a much-needed conversation on racial and economic inequality within our fractured democracy.
Project members include Julien Terrell, Ayodamola Tanimowo Okuseinde, Ligaiya Romero, Yvette King, Pierre Mendy, Jay Seavor, Nick Capezzera, Raquel de Anda, and Gan Golan.
Gan Golan: Artistic Director
Yvette King: Fabrication Specialist