Communicating Security

Mapping CCTV in Whitehall  (UK 2008, 3 min)
Two-part exercise to map CCTV cameras around Whitehall, London, within a zone covered by the SOCPA (Serious and Organized Crime Prevention Act). A map of the hundreds of cameras in the zone is made over two days of observation. Until police interferes…

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The second part involves mapping the range of one of the private cameras by intercepting its signal, proving its illegal operation. As passers-by entered the marked area covered by camera, they are alerted to the camera’s presence and offered the map of CCTV camera coverage.

Commissioned by NHK Japanese Broadcaster
Premiered at LIFT, London 2008