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I See You


Mauro-Flude, MN, I See You, Shallow Publications, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 2 (2010) [Representation of Original Art]


The 2.4GhZ frequency is the tiny fraction of the radio spectrum that has been allocated for public use; as if the ether were not already public. Ironically what is shown in some of the stills is what we encountered in these ‘so called’ public spaces. This was a part of a research into‘networked spaces’ a speculative three day collaboration and conversation with Michelle Teran in 2003. With a 2.4GhZ video receiver we walked around the city of Hobart finding media portholes. The notion of watching & recording the CCTV cameras that were watching us, in the hacker world is well known as ‘Video Sniffing’, the practice of picking up signals broadcast by wireless CCTV networks using a cheap video receiver. What do the cameras see? Is the data simply recorded via an automated process and stored? Is there an alert system? ‒ i.e. after an amount of motion does it trigger someone to take more notice? How is this information interpreted? Is security an illusion? To answer some of these questions, in this particular work I See You, you see video-stills of a 12 hour ‘ritual’, a walk that consisted of crossing through the CCTV security camera operating on Public frequency on the hour every hour for 12 hours...

Item Details

Item Type:Representation of Original Art
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Photography, video and lens-based practice
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Mauro-Flude, MN (Dr Nancy Mauro-Flude)
ID Code:71400
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2011-07-18
Last Modified:2011-07-18

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