A number of artworks are available as outputs from the software system
Title. The World Is Watching You. Size 120cm by 120cm printed canvas. Artwork signed by Stanza.
Title. The Climate Of Fear . Size 120 by120 printed canvas. Artwork signed by Stanza.
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 CCTV and the voyeuristic notion of 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 CCTV images into artworks. Real time shifting paintings. The "subjects" in this case are the subjects of my paintings made visable through my studio to global audience via the internet which acts as a gallery to display the work.
“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
HTTP presents Abuse of the Public Domain, the first UK 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 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] 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.
You are My Subjects is an artwork by Stanza. Copyright artworks and all images (C) Stanza 2005