Public Privacy

By Ginger Burrell Morgan Hill, California: Midnight Moon Press, 2015. Edition of 10.

Two-section divided box with book and slide viewer. Book: 2.25 x 2.25"; 12 photographic slides in pocket pages; 32 page pamphlet stitch book; accordion envelope structure; paper button and thread closure. Box: 5 x 5 x 2.75 x 3"; paper covered; hinged lid; button and thread closure. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Ginger Burrell: "Public Privacy examines the tension between our need for privacy and the transparency of modern life.

"Just as our windows allow us to see out during the day, at night they become view screens to the passerby. Our devices allow us great personal freedom, but at what personal cost? Whether through open curtains or social media posting our permission to watch is implicit. In an age of Facebook, Instagram and Google Earth how is it that we have any expectation of privacy at all?

"Public Privacy highlights the way that we have made our lives more accessible by virtue of the devices, companies, and services that surround us. Whether by the cameras on our tablets, game consoles, and computers; by the GPS trackers in our phones and cars; or by the data gathering of our entertainment and shopping choices, our lives have become open books."
$375 (Last 3 copies)