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!Mediengruppe Bitnik on Fri, 10 Aug 2012 21:02:57 +0200 (CEST)


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G'morning!




SURVEILLANCE CHESS (2012)
Hijacking CCTV Cameras in London

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Equipped with an interfering transmitter !Mediengruppe
Bitnik hacks surveillance cameras in pre-Olympic London and
assumes control. The artist collective replaces real-time
surveillance images with an invitation to play a game of
chess. The security staff's surveillance monitor located in
the control room becomes a game console.

HTTP://CHESS.BITNIK.ORG

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London. On the brink of the Olympic Games. A tube station
in one of the most surveilled public spaces in the world.
!Mediengruppe Bitnik intercepts the signal of a surveillance
camera: Business people making their way to the Underground,
a man in a suit looking for the right exit. From the left,
a woman with a yellow suitcase walks into the frame of the
surveillance camera. She opens her suitcase and activates a
switch. This is the moment when Bitnik takes over. The CCTV
operator experiences total loss of control. The surveillance
image drops out, a chess board appears on the surveillance
monitor and a voice from the loudspeakers says: «I am
controlling your CCTV camera now. I am the one with the
yellow suitcase.» The image jumps back to the woman with
the yellow suitcase. Then the image switches to the chess
board.«How about a game of chess?», the voice asks. «You
are white. I am black. Call me or text me to make your move.
This is my number: 07582460851.»

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SURVEILLANCE CHESS - THE VIDEO
http://chess.bitnik.org

ABOUT
http://chess.bitnik.org/about.html

WATCH THE VIDEO ON VIMEO
http://vimeo.com/46236909


WITH LOVE FROM ZURICH.
!Mediengruppe Bitnik


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!Mediengruppe Bitnik - http://errrrrrrrror.bitnik.org/





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