Sunday, November 7, 2010

The birds are watching you

This project is playing with the Orwellian vision where we are monitored and controlled continuously by authorities, presenting it as a possible future while also mocking it a little bit. Security cameras mounted as the heads on bird statues were positioned all over the city center of Utrecht in the heart of Holland, and people's reactions were being recorded. Of course, by making these cameras so visible it makes you think that you have now officially lost your privacy, but in the end, come on, you knew you had none anyway, and that it's nicer to be open and transparent too. When there is no reason for shame anymore, what do we need to hide?

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