The presence of surveillance cameras in the city center has become normal and accepted. It almost seems like a logical, natural part of the city. panoptICONS addresses the fact that we are constantly being watched by surveillance cameras in city centres. To represent this, camera birds – city birds with cameras instead of heads – were placed throughout the city centre of Utrecht where they feed on the presence of people.
A short clip edited with material the camera-crow inside the interactive installation ‘panoptICONS’ took. The installation stood at the TodaysArt festival 2010 in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The propaganda poster above can be bought as a print here.