MUDAC exhibition - Safe and Sound Protection and surveillance in 21st century featuring design work by Dr David Swann
Safe and Sound: Protection and surveillance in 21st century - showing at Musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains (MUDAC), Lausanne, Switzerland
Today's society is full of instructions and mandatory actions relating to safety or the anticipation of danger. Countless security instructions detail procedures to avoid any risk in the public space while double door entrances control access to a growing number of places. Our faces, bodies, fingerprints and pupils are repeatedly scanned. Western society is moving towards ultra-security, towards a refusal of the unexpected and an absolute desire for anticipation.
The Safe and sound exhibition addresses this phenomenon through design, objects from everyday life, photography and contemporary art in four themes: security, fear, protection and surveillance. Mixing objects that meet a specific need for protection and the points of view of designers and artists, more critical and distanced but not devoid of humour, Safe and sound provides an exciting insight into this facet of our society.