Surveillance Camera Players do George Orwell's 1984

Thematic Streams | Networks, Surveillance, Culture Jamming
Tags in Keywords | digital cameras New York City surveillance

This video recorded in 9th of November 1998, Seventh Avenue, 14th Street subway station, Manhattan.


"Surveillance cameras have installed in New York City in three great waves: 1) in the 1960s and 1970s, to fight thefts by organized crime (the first NYPD cameras were installed around City Hall and in Times Square in the late 1960s and early 1970s); 2) in the 1990s, as part of Mayor Giuliani's "zero tolerance" anti-crime and anti-drug campaigns; and 3) in the wake of September 11th, but especially in the last year, which has seen the installation in the subways of 1,000 fiber-optically linked cameras built by Lockheed-Martin, the installation in Brooklyn and the Bronx of 505 wireless digital cameras financed by Department of Homeland Security funds, and the announcement that there will soon be surveillance cameras in all MTA buses.". [1]



more info :Inspired by the situationist theory of détournement, since 1996, the New York Surveillance Camera Players have been enacting agit-prop theatre performances.