London Lockdown.

August 17, 2020 by stanza Leave a reply »

London Lockdown, sounds like a Clash song. Covid 19 has everyone in London stuck at home for weeks and the streets are very very quiet. Using the CCTV and webcam networks of 400 online cameras it’s possible to be a surveillance flaneur wandering the empty streets through the networked online cameras that usually track us but now just point at empty streets.

A single screenshot from London Lockdown. 6.4.2020

I have been spending some time revisiting some of my software artwork circa (2002) that linked all these cameras together artworks like Urban Generation and I (while bored recently) made a day in the life of the empty street of London. A Covid portrait of the city of London.

This artwork is created taking images from hundreds of live CCTV cameras.

It can be printed up large for exhibitions…and its now part of my ongoing body of work called parallel realities. For other like this see… https://stanza.co.uk/folio/timescapes_gallery_web/index.html

LONDON Lockdown. Covid artwork. From day to night 6 April 2020. Surveillance in the empty city.
LONDON Lockdown. Covid artwork. From day to night 6 April 2020.

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