Thursday, December 15, 2011

Someone is watching you



The intervention consists of a video projection displaying an over-sized eye onto the lower surface of the 10-storey-high 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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