One participating artist is Hasan Elahi, an American artist who was reported to officials as a suspected terrorist. Ultimately cleared of any wrongdoing after an intense half-year-long investigation, Elahi responded with a Web site that records his every move, including his geographical location, credit card transactions and a log of his telephone calls. Elahi calls the project, which is, in essence, a digital alibi should he ever be investigated again, "aggressive compliance." Other artists include American Jill Magid, who became friendly with a New York City transit officer who spends his workday watching subway surveillance monitors. She tells the story of their unlikely relationship - a conservative cop who never sleeps anywhere but his own bed, where he has a loaded weapon handy, and a liberal artist who travels the world sans weaponry - through photographs, pages from his police notebook, and a novella. The opening reception for "The New Normal" is from 6 to 8 p.m. January 15. Regular viewing hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Through February 20. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. For information, call 713-223-8346 or visit www.diverseworks.org. Free.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Starts: Jan. 15. Continues through Feb. 20, 2010