Michael Tauschinger-Dempsey

Michael Tauschinger-Dempsey is a first year graduate student in Visual and Media Studies at Duke University. Prior to that, he completed a MFA in sculpture with a focus on architecture at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Germany and a MFA in Digital Media at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. As an artist and researcher he is interested in multi-directional power relations, as they exist on the macro level between states, corporations, and citizens, as well as on the micro level between the artist and his audience. He is focused on technology- and data driven surveillance systems as manifestations and embodiments of these power relations.