We have nothing to hide". Stanza 2010 (2001)

by stanza

A performative artwork using CCTV systems. The CCTV follows the artist around the building in the depths of the night and the result is projected outside in the city.The CCTV follows the artist around the building in the depths of the night and the result is projected outside in the city. A performative piece using CCTV systems. "We have nothing to hide" is an artwork about the surveillance of public domain space utilizing the CCTV systems in place and manipulating the CCTV feeds. This artwork uses the CCTV of the building to create a new relationship with public domain space and the architecture of the building.

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"We have nothing to hide". Stanza 2010

A performative artwork using CCTV systems. The CCTV follows the artist around the building in the depths of the night and the result is projected outside in the city.

The CCTV revolution in the UK bagan in Liverpool. Stanza artwork

Images of Stanza projected on the outside urban space from the CCTV system (c) Stanza 2010

Exhibition

The CCTV follows the artist around the building in the depths of the night and the result is projected outside in the city. A performative piece using CCTV systems.

"We have nothing to hide" is an artwork about the surveillance of public domain space utilizing the CCTV systems in place and manipulating the CCTV feeds. This artwork uses the CCTV of the building to create a new relationship with public domain space and the architecture of the building.

Context

This artworks questions who owns the data and who is watching us in these spaces. Most buildings have CCTV and they use it to observe the people inside the space, ie the public.By using the real time analogue and digital CCTV feeds my aim is to reclaim the data space from private to public domain. All the resulting CCTV network is projected over the the city creating new narratives from what is happening inside. The city becomes a huge display system. The city space and the physical body is represented as a huge display. By doing this one also makes the building transparent and opens up the architecture and the networked space. The display device for the networked data infrastructure is the building itself. This work opens out the networks of CCTV and manipulates these images creating new narratives.

Touring

Available for buildings and architects who might want to experience their space as an artwork by giving access to the CCTV system; please get in touch. email: stanza at sublime.net stanza on CCTV Stanza portrait. The CCTV revolution in the UK bagan in Liverpool. Stanza artwork The CCTV revolution in the UK bagan in Liverpool. Stanza artwork. Stanza portrait. The CCTV revolution in the UK bagan in Liverpool. Stanza artwork. Stanza portrait.

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Artist Statement

This artworks questions who owns the data and who is watching us in these spaces. Most buildings have CCTV and they use it to observe the people inside the space, ie the public.By using the real time analogue and digital CCTV feeds my aim is to reclaim the data space from private to public domain. All the resulting CCTV network is projected over the the city creating new narratives from what is happening inside. The city becomes a huge display system. The city space and the physical body is represented as a huge display. By doing this one also makes the building transparent and opens up the architecture and the networked space. The display device for the networked data infrastructure is the building itself. This work opens out the networks of CCTV and manipulates these images creating new narratives.

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