Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Project: CCTV/Creative Control

Photos by Marcos Zotes

Creative Control is a video projection of a giant eye projected on the underside of a 10 story high water tower in Brooklyn. The projection was displayed as part of Nuit Blanche: Bring To Light New York 2011, a nighttime public art festival, in Brooklyn, New York.
CCTV/Creative Control seeks to question the oppressive mechanisms and discourses implemented in the city through the temporary appropriation of public space. The intervention consists of a video projection displaying an over-sized eye onto the lower surface of the 10-storey-hight Milton Street water tower in Brooklyn, New York. Still the highest point in the area, until it is dwarfed by new gentrification plans, the water tower exists as a relic of the neighbourhood's industrial past. The intervention temporarily transforms this iconic landmark into a discernible CCTV tower, raising questions of private control over public space in the urban context.

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