Hardcoded Object, 2015
Equiveillance is a state of equilibrium, or a desire to attain a state of equilibrium,
between surveillance and sousveillance.
Surveillance cameras are a inherent part of our modern citys. They generate an endless
live stream of realtime images, which records the present, whether the recordings are
important or not.
The result is a constant image stream, which only becomes relevant and gains publicity
if something extraordinary happens. CCTV Systems only work in one direction and have no
communication purpose. This justifies a balance of power between a seemingly omniscient,
inviolable observer and an observed object whitout a voice. But if we had an influence
on the surveillance images we could shift the balance of power.
Is it possible to shift the balance of power inside a surveillance system not only in
favor of the observed person, but to completely reverse it?
Is it possible to intervene from ouside into a closed surveillance system?
Posters are a reference to the freedom of movement and freedom of action in public spaces. They reflect the scope for arranging public space.
With the help of polarizationfilter we develop the means of communication
from a poster and expand it with the closed-circuit princip, while
the observer step into a medially augemented reality. The Video images
depend on the position of a recording camera and not from the position to
That means, that the self/information-perception is mediated by an camera
eye which irritated the own perspective and perception.