2021, Degree Project


Since I was a year 1 student at the RCA, I have had a strong interest in ‘Artveillance’ (Art and Surveillance). Today, there are over 6 million permanent CCTV cameras installed in the U.K., while the U.S. has tens of millions. In addition to those obvious cameras, data-surveillance from big tech companies to authorities is making the place where we live a completely observed public space. As a vulnerable individual, what I expect to do is not directly fight against the powerful ‘Big Brother’ but at least watch the watcher back to avoid being easily defined as a sequence of numbers in the database.

‘A man can be destroyed but not defeated.’