ISSUE #18 | JONATHON KEATS | CenturyCamera
- an intergenerational surveillance program -
16.05.2014 | 7PM | Friedelstraße 29 | 12047 Berlin
WORLD'S SLOWEST SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS WILL SPY ON BERLIN FOR NEXT 100 YEARS
The city of Berlin, currently undergoing the biggest real estate boom since German reunification, has been chosen to pilot a global initiative monitoring urban development and decay over the next century. Instigated by experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats in cooperation with team titanic Berlin, the unauthorized surveillance program will use ultra-long-exposure cameras to continuously document 100 years of municipal growth and decay for scrutiny and judgment by future generations.
100 cameras will be built, and all will be released to the public on 16 May 2014. Anyone who visits Friedelstrasse 29 in Neukölln will have the opportunity to participate in the surveillance program, paying a deposit for one of the cameras. Participants will be free to hide their cameras anywhere in Berlin that they deem worthy of longterm clandestine observation, and they'll be expected to keep the location secret into old age. At that stage, the participant will reveal the location to a child, who in turn will be responsible for keeping the secret into adulthood, so that 100 years from now one person in the world will know where to retrieve each camera. Whoever brings a camera back to team titanic in 100 years will collect the deposit, and the 100-year photo will be extracted from the sealed pinhole canister for inclusion in a special †† exhibition. The exhibit is scheduled to open on 16 May 2114.
CenturyCamera will be released on 16 May 2014 from 7:00 PM at an opening reception at Friedelstrasse 29 in Berlin-Neukölln. Jonathon Keats will be on hand to demonstrate the new technology.
NSA, BND & KaDeWe
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