Monday, June 8, 2009

whowatcheswho or German police uses private flats for videosurveillance

Whowatcheswho is a title of an installtion I show in my upcomming exhibition but reality beats art again: The German conservative newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt has an article about the local police who uses private flats in the neigbourhood Schanze (Schanzenviertel) for videosurveillance. Schanzenviertel used to be a creative neighbourhood in the 80s but lost it appeal due to recent gentrification. The police say they need to observe some of the new upperclass-shops to prevent further vandalism and decide to ask around if they can use private flats.

The German article even has a poll on videosurveillance without notice.

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