Authenticity. Net art. Real Time artwork. 2004 (2004)

This artwork is networked painting experience, viewable online and available as an art installation. What you see are live images from London CCTV cameras, some places you can recognize some you cannot they are all fused into this real time screen based artwork. This online work is to be viewed in an art gallery as a triptych of large projected screens inside and outside the gallery. This artwork installation is available for exhibitions and it is available for sale. It can be shown in various ways. It can be protected onto the gallery ways or it can be made as a multiple monitor piece. Artwork By Stanza.

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The idea of my studio residing online where the mode of production is in real time, where all the images and data are sourced from various parts of the city and brought to this one location is exploited in this artwork. What you see on the screen will never be repeated again; the work continues to evolve throughout the day, everyday. All the images are live London CCTV cameras. This artwork is about using the everyday experience and making an aesthetic object with this real time data. In this case a series of generative paintings are made with what is essentially data which is ''owned" by someone else. By aestheticising the images this space now becomes my space. I am reclaiming control of the Public Domain and placing the content online.

These images are all made and taken from police CCTV cameras which monitor the city of London. The cameras monitor people, traffic and suspicious activity. These cameras have sophisticated software built into them and when working can catch acts of crime as well as just record and monitor the city .Unlike the artwork "Public Domain" where I gave cameras away to members of the public in this artwork I am using available networks to source the content. The images are often leased to other vendors such as TV and various networks. My screen shot gallery has screen shots of the artworks Authenticity which captures random images from any of hundreds of cameras in London. I have placed the screen shot below as documentation.

Keywords: networked, installation, CCTV, map, city, urban, net art, painting,

A limited edition series of bespoke prints have been made.

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Artist Statement

This artwork is networked painting experience, viewable online and available as an art installation. What you see are live images from London CCTV cameras, some places you can recognize some you cannot they are all fused into this real time screen based artwork. This online work is to be viewed in an art gallery as a triptych of large projected screens inside and outside the gallery. This artwork installation is available for exhibitions and it is available for sale. It can be shown in various ways. It can be protected onto the gallery ways or it can be made as a multiple monitor piece. Artwork By Stanza.

http://www.stanza.co.uk/authenticity/index.html

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