The Giant Eye of Brooklyns Watertower

Schönes Projekt von Marcos Zotes für das Bright To Light Festival in New York: Ein riesiges, sich bewegendes Auge, projeziert auf den Milton Street Wasserturm in Brooklyn. Saurons Barad-dûr meets 1984 meets Tripods aus War of the Worlds. Sehr schön! Hier der Flickr-Stream, dort die Website des Festivals und noch das Video hinterher:

(Youtube Direkteye, via Publique)

CCTV/Creative Control seeks to question the oppressive mechanisms and discourses implemented in the city through the temporary appropriation of public space. The intervention consists of a video projection displaying an over-sized eye onto the lower surface of the 10-storey-hight Milton Street water tower in Brooklyn, New York. Still the highest point in the area, until it is dwarfed by new gentrification plans, the water tower exists as a relic of the neighbourhood's industrial past. The intervention temporarily transforms this iconic landmark into a discernible CCTV tower, raising questions of private control over public space in the urban context.