C/Overt operations with CCTV sniffing
This exhibition will attempt to identify and document secret (covert) places, strategies and messages in our everyday surroundings. We will use overt, co-operative tactics and practice openness and transparency to push the covert into clearer view.
Our main tool for this workshop will be easily to obtained, simple to use and perfectly legal video receivers that can intercept the data collected by small CCTV video cameras often placed covertly in shops, offices and other public/private spaces. But we will also use ordinary media-gathering devices, our own eyes and ears and our social skills to identify and record evidence of covert operations in our midst, whether this is capturing gossip and rumour about the LiwoLi festival or observing city planners’ attempts to ‘design out’ specific social behaviours.
License(s) of work:
Software &/or Hardware:
Easytag for metadata tagging
KDEnlive for video editing
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