Actions in the 'Interception' series refer to the city surveillance culture, i.e. permanent surveillance with the use of CCTV cameras, software and devices processing and storing information. The actions are deep-rooted in the idea of hacktivism, consisting in the interception and usage of technological solutions against the will of their creators.

This time the 'Interception' project was implemented in Linz (European Capital of Culture 2009). Consequently to illegal actions, CCTV cameras along the main street, Landstrasse, as well as the central camera monitoring Hauptplatz, were damaged. The author left the 'Panopticon' sign at the place of intervention.

The action was illegal.

Roch Forowicz was born in 1978 in Warsaw.
In 2005, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw,
the Multimedia workroom, and got the master degree.
In 2007 he started working as an assistant professor of Multimedia 
workroom at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. 
In 2007 he set up Upgrade!Warsaw.


, Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn

the words "panopticon" or a visual sign?
and why panopticon. . . ?