Experiencing Interruptions?


Kevin Haggerty and Daniel Trottier write “a surveillance escapist may be unnerved to find him or herself retreating into a nature that is itself increasingly permeated by surveillance” (2013). What they suggests is that surveillance practices and technologies are being implemented in rural, natural and “wild” areas, for scientific, fun, security and recreational purposes. fuck. uses drone technology to illustrate the ways that surveillance finds itself in natural settings. Moreover, it looks at the experimental nature of drones and the ways that drone laws in Canada have changed since 2014 to push drone enthusiasts to rural, 'wild' and non privatized urban settings.

  • Stéfy McKnight
  • Stéfy McKnight
  • Stéfy McKnight
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2014
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Director Biography - Stéfy McKnight

Stéphanie McKnight (Stéfy) is an artist and creative practitioner currently producing in Kingston Ontario. Stéfy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Nipissing University (North Bay, ON) and a Master’s of Cultural Studies from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON). Interested in how cultural objects and productions produce knowledge and interaction, her research focuses on gender performativity, privacy, new media and the chilling effects of surveillance trends on artists and activists in North America. Stéfy’s primary artistic medium is installation art in forms of site specific, video; experimental photography, performance and found objects. Recent exhibitions include LandMarks 2017/Repères 2017, the Centre for Indigenous Research-Creation at Queen’s University, Modern Fuel Artist Run-Centre, the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, OCAD University, the WKP Kennedy Gallery and White Water Gallery. In 2015, her work Coded, I Am was shortlisted for the Queen’s University Research Photo Contest and Queen’s University 175 Photo Contest. Stéfy’s work has been featured in the January 2017 edition of LandEscape Now! online contemporary art magazine in Europe.

Stéfy can also be considered an emerging-independent curator. She has curated several exhibitions such as This is Television by Judy Radul, The colour of food by Craig Berggold and Brain Drawing by Lorinda Peterson. In 2016, she co-founded Pot-pourri: a collegiate exhibition, an independent student-run for student gallery space on Queen’s University campus.

She is currently a doctoral student in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON.

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