Exhibition: You Are My Subjects. 2004

This online networked artwork uses live real time images from a camera in NYC . What you are seeing on the screen is happening in New York as you see it in real time. Someone is always watching you in a world of total surveillance culture. This artwork deals with the aesthetics of surveillance, voyeuristic implication of the watchers,  and who controls the data and who has access to the data. Millions of hours of CCTV are watched in private in closed off networks. "You Are My Subjects", turns real time surveillanceimages into artworks. What you see are real time shifting paintings. The "subjects" in this case are the city dwellers and street walkers made visable to global audience via the internet which acts as a gallery to display the work .You are My Subjects is an artwork by Stanza.

This piece is available for exhibition as an installation in a gallery. "You Are My Subjects" uses data from a single fixed camera in New York, focusing on subjects as they pass below it. The work can be viewed in a web browser via the Internet and turn us all into voyeurs of eerie 'parallel realities'.

“Surveillance and 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 2004

Online Version Here You Need Shockwave Installed.

Exhibition: Abuse of the Public Domain 2006

HTTP presents Abuse of the Public Domain, a solo show of networked media art by Stanza. Private View Thursday 8th December 7 - 9pm; 9th December 2005 - 23rd January 2006. This exhibition features two large video projections, which use live real-time data from surveillance 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] is 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. HTTP is supported by Arts Council of England. http://www.http.uk.net/

This artwork goes full screen by clicking F11 on your browser.


Custom made software computer files. Edition of three

Artworks A number of artworks are available. These are all unqiue C prints non-editioned and signed by Stanza


Title. The World Is Watching You. Size 120cm by 120cm printed canvas. Artwork signed by Stanza.

stanzaArtwork by Stanza. You Are My Subjects. Networked art using live CCTV, to represent the indivusal in city space.Title. The Climate Of Fear . Size 120 by120 printed canvas 2004. Artwork signed by Stanza.

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You are My Subjects is an artwork by Stanza. Copyright artworks and all images (C) Stanza 2005

Artwork signed by Stanza.

Title. You Are Not Important In The Big Picture . Size 120 by 90 m (2004) C Print. Artwork signed by Stanza.

Artwork signed by Stanza.

Title. Subjects Of Space . Size 200 by 190 m (2004) C Print. Artwork signed by Stanza. Made using custom made software system.

Stanza Artwork by Stanza. You Are My Subjects. Networked art using live CCTV, to represent the indivusal in city space.

Title. The Subjects Of Time . Size 200 by 190 m (2004) C Print. Artwork signed by Stanza. Made using custom made software system.