CCTV is Currently in Operation

CCTV is Currently In Operation – supercut

CCTV is Currently in Operation is the title of both a film / durational performance I devised in 2019, and also an unofficial, subterfuge residency I’m undertaking for an indefinite period of time on the District Line.

The film / performance followed a simple, repetitive instruction. Whenever anyone joined or left my view, I took a one-minute video of the view across from me. I always sat in the same place, the video was always 1 minute. Sometimes there’s nobody there, sometimes all you can see is a coat. Once I had 60 clips – the average time I spend on the District Line on my way anywhere – I edited them together to create the film. The video above is one second from each clip.

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