We have nothing to hide. 2010
A performative artwork using surveillance systems. The camera system follows the artist around the building in the depths of the night and the result is projected outside in the city.
Images of Stanza inside FACT Liverpool projected on the outside in the city in Ropewalslk Square from the CCTV surveillance system (c) Stanza 2010
"We have nothing to hide" is an artwork about the surveillance of public domain space utilizing the CCTV systems in place and manipulating the live feeds. This artwork uses the surveillance system of the building to create a new relationship with public, the space and the architecture of the building.
This was made at FACT Liverpool in 2010.
Who owns the data and who is watching us in these spaces?
Most buildings have surveilance (CCTV) systems which are used it to monitor the people inside the space, i.e. the public. By using the real time analogue or digital CCTV feeds I reclaim the data space from private to public domain. All the resulting surveillance images are projected over the the city creating new narratives from what is happening inside. The city becomes a huge display system. By doing this I am making the building transparent and opening up the architecture and the networked space.
Available for galleries who might want to experience their space as an artwork by giving access to the CCTV surveillance system; please get in touch. Email