interactive video-installation (2019)
The panoptic gaze is the idea of a silent, invisible observer that subconsciously controls all aspects of life. In today’s society, the government executes this role well by using digital surveillance in almost every way possible. Citizens are filmed, tracked and profiled by camera’s and AI systems. The panoptic system determines the relationship between government and citizen.
With the installation Public Gaze we intervened in this system by adding one element: confrontation. When you want to buy a coffee, you see that you’re filmed and tracked.
Showing the live camera footage changes power dynamics which makes the citizens equal participants in the surveillance process.
Collaboration with Nikki Giesen
Exhibited at ECO art festival in MONO Rotterdam (2019)