The project was named after the social theory Panopticon originally developed by French philosopher Michel Foucault in his book Discipline and Punish. The "Panopticon" refers to an experimental laboratory of power in which behavior could be modified, and Foucault viewed the Panopticon as a symbol of the repressive, disciplinary society of surveillance. Once when we were institutionalized we always have a feeling we are observed and that we have to behave by certain patterns. I took photographs of abandoned institutions that are parabolically representing abandoned individuals from the institutional system.
Location Milan, Italy