Stanza. You Are My Subjects 2005

Artworks about Surveillance Culture

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Exhibition:

These artworks are created from an networked software system made by Stanza that uses live real time images from a camera in NYC and came from the exhbition : Abuse of the Public Domain 2006 in London present by Furherfield. A solo show of networked media art by Stanza--Private View Thursday 8th December 7 - 9 pm; 9th December 2005- 23rd January 2006. This exhibition featured two large video projections, which use live real-time data from CCTV cameras sited in two cities, London and New York. Security tracking data is Stanza's chosen medium for these process-led artworks.

HTTP [House of Technologically Termed Praxis] was one of London's foremost galleries dedicated to showing net art, new media and sound art. HTTP was opened on the initiative of Furtherfield (http://www.furtherfield.org) in the vibrant and culturally diverse Green Lanes area of North London. HTTP works with a wide range of artists and audiences to explore the potential of current network technology and to promote distributed creativity.

“CCTV systems are everywhere in the public domain. Millions of hours worth of data are recorded every day by these cameras. We are all unwitting bit part actors, in the filming of our own lives. Usually we cannot watch. The results are not collected for broadcast back to the public. Rather they are monitored, filtered, distributed and archived without our knowledge or permission. The city has millions of CCTV cameras. One can take the sounds and images off live web streams to offer them back to the public for new interpretations of the city. In essence the city can be imagined as the biggest TV station in existence.” -Stanza

(C) 2006