Seppukoo video @ WHITE NIGHT – Subveillance (Brighton)

10.24.2011 | Exhibitions

Surveillance technologies surround us – in CCTV, on the web, in our phones. Can we turn these technologies on themselves? Can we subvert and play with them, turning them into devices to make art and film from? How can we create devices that render surveillance technology useless?

Subveillance is a unique screening event at Lighthouse. In this dynamic series of short films, we see how artists have turned surveillance on its head – by turning CCTV cameras into filmmaking equipment, making anti-surveillance devices, and turning online surveillance technologies into subversive games and art-making tools.

This screening is part of White Night, the city’s annual all-night arts festival that returns with this year’s edition themed around Utopias. Use your extra hour wisely on the night the clocks go back, by joining in with the city’s cultural reclaim of the streets. There are more than 60 unique and extraordinary ‘one night only’ cultural events taking place across the city, in cultural venues, cafes, parks, squares, streets, pop up spaces, sporting facilities, and on people’s smart phones and iPods. Come along and do something different in the middle of the night.

Artists in the subveillance programme include:
Les Liens Invisibles – an imaginary italy-based duo comprised of Clemete Pestelli and Gionatan Quintini
Paolo Cirio – a media artist that has worked in various fields from net-art to software art and experimental storytelling
Alessandro Ludovico – editor in chief at
David Valentine – a Writer, Director and Filmmaker interested in the way technology affects society and human behaviour


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