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Situational Surveillance by jehweeetavery
December 19, 2014, 6:44 pm
Filed under: 2013-14


Situational Surveillance

When land topography shifts, modifies, what happens to its occupants and how does this affect its neighboring areas? What if land becomes uninhabitable, where do its existing tenants go? What if uninhabitable land becomes inhabitable, then who is able to use it/ will it be allocated to? The model illustrates

shifting lands, or rather these lands are not only locations but more site-specific periods; the happenings of scenes. It demonstrates these scenes drifting close to each other, perhaps coming into contact with each other; the convergence of locations and timings. It investigates and proposes these strange

combinations and new events and scenes that occur as a result of this interaction between the lands.

These lands are simultaneously singular and multiple, past and future, present and real, both themselves and part of something larger. they were originallyscenes, information of events that are site and time specific, but once fragmented in the model they are data that can be used to create new scenes and

situations. Their original context is lost, only part of their form remains,  which can be combined flexibly with parts of other scenes to define new contexts. In the model, the Lands have their own pulse and rhythm, their own natural frequency of degeneration and regeneration, cracking open and drifting apart, then coming back together though never becoming wholly intact again. Their fragmented nature entails that they are as a whole complete and incomplete, forever being immediate while also comprising pasts and futures, each scene formed always being both itself, made up of parts and a constituent part. This is so because all information and forms and data is contained within model, nothing is ever lost or cut away, but the data is merely camouflaged, hidden or confused and neutralised by other scenes data to different extents at times.

Pixellating the chosen images is done as a commentary on land surveillance and censorship of such images. Pixellation and further splitting of pixels causes events to be not so particularly obvious and coherent to the viewer, they are abstracted images that are only partially informing, but when two matching images overlap, the situation of ‘perfect information’ occurs to the viewer and the viewer is informed of the full data, albeit still a pixelated image that censors specific details of the event and shows only the gist; the general nature of the land. When the event of two opposing or incompatible information and data

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