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LuzInterruptus: “Politicians under surveillance”


Foto: Gustavo Sanabria

Ich glaube es war Julian Assange, der einmal gesagt hat, dass nicht nur Stars von Paparazzi auf Schritt und Tritt ĂĽberwacht werden sollten, sondern vor allem Politiker. Mit diesem Thema beschäftigt sich die neue Aktion der spanischen Gruppe LuzInterruptus: “Politicians are under suspicion, not only by the citizens that we see as being astonished by their manouevers to curb a crisis for which they do not stop trying to put the blame on us. But in reality, those that truly keep them under strict surveillance, are the markets, loaded with unlimited power which allows them to overthrow legitimate governments, imposing in their place a race of technocrats of suspect past, in the service of the crisis. Thinking about these things, we took to the streets of Madrid, on the 19th of November, a day of reflection before the general elections, in order to present a simulation of the surveillance of politicians, with the aim of generating debate or simply a thought among the people who strolled through the streets on their way back home. For our installation Politicians under video surveillance, we carried 75 fake security cameras with us, of the type which detect movement and possess an intermittent red light and we trained them on the advertising used by the parties in their electoral campaigns, observing from close up the faces that were touched up for the photos, of the politicians elect. It was an interesting night and as always, people asked us… did we hope to have made them reflect for a moment about this alarming situation of the harassment of democracy.” Via: Mail

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