Talk by Nancy Nisbet

Apr 5, 2004



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


Western Front hosted artist Nancy Nisbet for a talk as part of an external Upgrade! Vancouver program organized by Kate Armstrong.

Nisbet spoke about her work-in-progress FA$Ter, a media performance and installation with a commercial transport truck to travel between Canada, the United States, and Mexico that used radio frequency tracking technology to label all items as they moved across borders. 

This project engaged the turbulent intersection of the political, economic, technological, and personal. It addressed problems with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and issues of globalization, myths of increased security and protection through surveillance of people and commodities, and relationships between consumer goods and identity construction.

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