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Marcos Zotes’ [e]mission Project Asks Us to Consider Our Place in the Cityscape

Posted By Jon Dioffa On October 29, 2012 @ 3:50 pm In Art,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments

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Surveillance cameras are today a common feature in any urban setting. These mechanisms of control have become so much part of our everyday life, that in a way they have become invisible to us, even if their presence is apparent everywhere. We are constantly being watched, and we no longer care. Marcos Zotes [2] [e]mission [3] uses a projector and a sensor in order to transform the way a CCTV camera works. Every time a person passes by, the projector illuminates the camera and the building where it is attached, defining its field of vision. In this way, not only is the person made aware of the fact that he or she is being watched, but also, anybody who is around. With this intervention, the space also acquires a theatrical quality; it becomes a stage [4], in which anonymous citizens are made aware of their role in the urban play of the city.

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[2] Marcos Zotes: http://inhabitat.com/marcos-zotes-presents-his-pyramid-projection-on-reykjaviks-iconic-hallgrimskirkja-church/

[3]  [e]mission: http://www.unstablespace.com/spatialpractice/emission/

[4] stage: http://inhabitat.com/londons-jellyfish-theatre-made-from-pallets-opens-today/

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