Sound and Vision:

Evolution 2003 Digital Arts Festival

[...] Things seem likely to start with a bang today, courtesy of Bill Brown, of the Surveillance Camera Players. The SCP are best known for staging performances of plays such as "Waiting for Godot" in front of CCTV cameras in the street, ostensibly to give bored police officers something to look at. Brown explains that the group changed direction after "September 11 and the Patriot act. Now people need good solid information more than they need entertainment". So Brown stages walks through New York, pointing out all surveillance cameras. Today, after showing a video of SCP performances, Brown will lead a similar walk through Leeds. There have been rumblings of discontent from Leeds City Council over what he might say [...]

(Written by Jim McClellan and published in the 9 October 2003 issue of The Guardian.)

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