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November 11, 2005

HTTP Gallery


Stanza: Abuse of the Public Domain

HTTP presents Abuse of the Public Domain, the first solo show of networked media art by Stanza--Private View Thursday 8th December 7-9pm; 9th December 2005- 23rd January 2006.

This exhibition features two large video projections, which use live real-time data from CCTV cameras sited in two cities, London and New York. Security tracking data is Stanza's chosen medium for these process-led artworks.

You are my subject uses data from a single fixed camera in New York, focusing on subjects as they pass below it. Authenticity [Trying to imagine the world from everyone elses’ perspective, all at once] draws its imagery from cameras all over London. Other works can be viewed in a web browser via the Internet and turn us all into voyeurs of eerie 'parallel realities'.

“CCTV systems are everywhere in the public domain. Millions of hours worth of data are recorded every day by these cameras. We are all unwitting bit part actors, in the filming of our own lives. Usually we cannot watch. The results are not collected for broadcast back to the public. Rather they are monitored, filtered, distributed and archived without our knowledge or permission. The city has millions of CCTV cameras. One can take the sounds and images off live web streams to offer them back to the public for new interpretations of the city. In essence the city of London can be imagined as the biggest TV station in existence.”

About Stanza: Stanza is a London-based artist, who specialises in net art, multimedia, and electronic sounds. His award winning online projects have been invited for exhibition in digital festivals around the world, and Stanza also travels extensively to present his net art, lecturing and giving performances of his audiovisual interactions. His works explore artistic and technical opportunities to enable new aesthetic perspectives, experiences and perceptions within the context of architecture, data spaces and online environments.

Awards: Videoformes Multimedia First prize France 2005, Netsa Dreamtime 2004, Art In Motion V.First prize USA 2004, Vidalife 6.0 first prize 2003, Fififestival Grand Prize France 2003, New Forms Net Art Prize Canada 2003, Fluxus Online first prize Brasil 2002, SeNef Online Grand Prix Korea 2002, Links first prize Porto 2001, Videobrasil Sao Paulo 2001 first prize, Cynet art 2000 first prize, Dresden.

For more information and images, please contact Stéphanie Delcroix, stephanie[at]furtherfield.org or 0207 700 7859. Open Friday to Sunday 12noon-5pm.

HTTP [House of Technologically Termed Praxis] is one of London's foremost galleries dedicated to showing net art, new media and sound art. HTTP was opened on the initiative of Furtherfield (http://www.furtherfield.org) in the vibrant and culturally diverse Green Lanes area of North London. HTTP works with a wide range of artists and audiences to explore the potential of current network technology and to promote distributed creativity. HTTP is supported by Arts Council of England. Furtherfield is an online platform for the creation, promotion and criticism of net art, new media and sound art. http://www.http.uk.net/

Getting to HTTP
Tube: Manor House
Buses: 341, 141
Train: Haringey Green Lanes.

Past Exhibitions at HTTP

Posted by jo at November 11, 2005 10:05 AM