Log in to post comments Join us in screening the full 4 hours of Julia Scher's "Discipline Masters" featured in "Kiki Kogelnick, Julia Scher, Lisa Williamson, and Erika Vogt." Popcorn provided! Julia Scher (b. 1954, Los Angeles) lives and works in Cologne, Germany. She is well known for her videos, performances, and installations that deal with surveillance and the ways in which our identities are formed and our behaviors are affected through the act of being surveilled. A video from 1988 entitled Discipline Masters is included in the exhibition. The video was shot in the artist’s studio in New York City and for four-hours, Scher recalls her life, recounting her childhood and her family history. The piece is an intimate portrait of the artist, shot close-up, in which she tells the story of having a mother with a “sexualized and menacing” presence in her life. Discipline Masters predates her first surveillance piece by a year and is seen as a transitional video in which Scher first engages the notion of a controlling gaze that became a frequent subject of her later work.