The (Dis)appearance of Ai Weiwei: Translations and (In)visibilities

Sofie Stenbøg, Louise Nørgaard Glud, Anders Albrechtslund

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This paper offers a study of surveillance themes relating to Ai Weiwei’s highly discussed disappearance and later reappearance in 2011. Our study is based on an Actor-Network Theory (ANT) approach and we focus on the manifold negotiations and (in)visibilities relating to the dramatic events as well as Ai’s artwork and life.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiving in Surveillance Societies: The State of Surveillance. : Proceedings of LiSS Conference 3
Editors W.R. Webster
Number of pages8
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Surveillance, Art, Ai Weiwei, Internet, China, Dissidence


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