Surveillance Chess (highjacking surveillance cameras)

Brief description

The artists highjack surveillance cameras in London. They hack into the system and use it to broadcast a message to the control room operator inviting them to play a game of chess. This playful act subverts the power for a moment as the artists take control of what the operating room are watching. Directly approaching the control room agent highlights that there is someone (human) watching behind cameras (or is there?).

Work that the situation appears in

Title Publication Type Year Creator
Surveillance Chess Art, Video art, Performance art !Mediengruppe Bitnik
Who does what?
Aesthetic characteristics
Machine P.O.V
Not machine P.O.V.

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