Video inspired by 1984 by George Orwell and made with more than 600 images of Holloway Road taken from Google Maps Street View. This crime ridden high street in North London has been branded the most spied-upon road in Britain, after it emerged that it is watched over by more than 100 closed circuit television cameras. There are 102 CCTV cameras monitoring crime on the two-mile road, that runs from Archway to Highbury Corner, as well as a further seven checking for speeding cars and vehicles straying into bus lanes. City, people, stop motion as substitute of the travelling. The value of the still images comes not from the images themselves but from the editing and the new meaning they acquire.
Artist: claRa apaRicio yoldi
Production year: 2012
Catalogued as: EXPERIMENTAL, DOCUMENTATION, APPROPRIATION, SOCIAL/POLITICAL, URBAN/ROUTINE, LANDSCAPE/ARCHITECTURE