Claiming Space
Intervention, cameras, video, drawing on tracing paper
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While I crossed the Binnenrotteplein, my posture was corrected and my route interrupted. The presence of photographing tourists formed an obstacle. A simple act like walking became complex. Although I normally cross the square diagonally, this time I chose to zigzag.

In the intervention Claiming Space, I use the camera as a tool for regulating pedestrian flow. By placing four cameras on a plaza I create symbolic borders that suggest the transition from a public space into a private zone. Whether the cameras function is not relevant. The idea that they are recording is already enough to manipulate bystanders’ conduct.