In January 2001, Nosolomusica included a long segment on the Surveillance Camera Players (SCP). An hour-long program that airs every week on the Spanish TV station Telecinco, Nosolomusica mostly concentrates on what it calls "new tendencies in art, fashion, music and film." Since the SCP is more of a political group than a cultural one, their segment comes last, after the segments on sexy Italian models who pose for the Playboy-like Pirelli Calendar, the British pop singer Morcheeba, and the Spanish sculptor and performance artist Marcelli Antunez. But last doesn't mean least. Though the program's producers had relatively little footage to work with -- a single rain-soaked performance and a single interview with SCP director Bill Brown -- they managed to create the longest segment on the SCP ever broadcast on TV. Over the course of nine nice long minutes, the viewer sees the group handing out maps of camera locations and performing We know you are watching: MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS! underneath several surveillances camera in Times Square, and Bill (wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the letters "KGB") walking around pointing out surveillance cameras in the neighborhood west of the United Nations. The viewer also sees and hears Bill (wearing a T-shirt that proclaims "Keep warm: burn the rich") speak at great length on a variety of topics, including the SCP's history and its method of performing, the attitude of American society towards privacy rights, the role of city government in the proliferation of cameras in public places, the number of surveillance cameras in Manhattan, and reality-based TV shows such as Big Brother.
Contact the Surveillance Camera Players
By e-mail Info@notbored.org
By snail mail: SCP c/o NOT BORED! POB 1115, Stuyvesant Station, New York City 10009-9998