Ryder Ripps

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Ryder Ripps

Surveillance Portraiture


Ryder Ripps is a conceptual artist who uses the internet like a painter uses paint. He takes web based technologies and manipulates them in ways that often reveal hidden natures of our complex relationship with the internet. His new project, Surveillance Portraiture, captures subjects from an unannounced, unseen eye. The result raises more questions about the ubiquity of surveillance than it does offer answers, but therein lies much of the power of Ripps’ work. Instead of simply interviewing Ripps, we decided to collaborate with him, presenting Surveillance Portraiture alongside his take on the piece, and his motivations in creating it.


Film Short: NeueHouse Media for NeueJournal