CCTV / CREATIVE CONTROL
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CCTV/Creative Control seeks to question the oppressive mechanisms of control 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 a 10-storey-high abandoned 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 neighborhood’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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"CCTV / Creative Control" UNSTABLE, 2011

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"CCTV / Creative Control" UNSTABLE, 2011

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"CCTV / Creative Control" UNSTABLE, 2011. Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev

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"CCTV / Creative Control" UNSTABLE, 2011

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"CCTV / Creative Control" UNSTABLE, 2011


"CCTV / Creative Control" UNSTABLE, 2011