Surveillance in China: artist who hides from security cameras in Beijing wants to highlight invasions of privacy

China is home to 18 of the world’s 20 most monitored cities and over half the surveillance cameras in use globally, according to a study by one tech website. — SCMP

In 2018, artist Deng Yufeng bought the personal information of 300,000 people in China and displayed it publicly to prove a point about the threat of identity theft. He was questioned by the police and temporarily banned from leaving Wuhan.

Since then Deng, who uses art to critique sensitive topics in China, has wanted to dig into the invasion of privacy there. He sees his work as enlightenment for the public.

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