Janet Chan | Artist in Residence

Janet Chan | Artist in Residence

MAPPING CRISES – VISUALING HOPE 2017 still from lecture performance. Image by Janet Chan

October 2017
SEA Foundation
Artist in Residence
Janet Chan
from Australia





AiR Tilburg

Janet Chan

Janet Chan is a researcher and artist based in Sydney, Australia. She is a law professor at UNSW Sydney. Her research interests include criminal justice policy and practice, sociology of organisation and occupation, and the social organisation of creativity. She is the author of numerous books and articles and leader of a dozen major empirical research projects with topics ranging from police culture, creativity and innovation, to the use of technology for national security.

Janet was awarded a Master of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts at UNSW in 2009. Her art practice explores state surveillance, forensic evidence and digital technology. Her current interest is in the social implications of digital culture, focusing on the use of Big Data technology.

Object of the residency

At the SEA Foundation Janet is developing a new lecture-performance on the international refugee crisis. The world is currently experiencing a crisis of epic proportions in the floods of displaced people. The latest UNHCR figures show that by the end of 2016, an unprecedented 65.6 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced from home. There are 22 million refugees and 10 million stateless people. In this lecture-performance, Janet reflects on these trends and the movement of refugees through data visualisation, and explores their human dimensions through sounds, drawings and spoken words.


20 October 7:30pm
Film evening and artist talk
Film: Children of Men (2006) with Clive Owen and Julianna Moore

27 October 2017
Lecture Performance
8pm – doors open 7:30pm

27 October – 11 November 2017

Website Janet Chan